India displayed an all-out attacking brand of hockey as they thrashed Malaysia 6-2 in their second game of the Super four stage of the Asia Cup in Dhaka on Thursday. With the victory, India moved to the top of the Super four standings with four points from two games and will face Pakistan next.
India seemed a little rusty against South Korea, where they secured an unimpressive 1-1 victory thanks to a
Akashdeep Singh opened the scoring through a brilliant field goal in the 14th minute to give India 1-0 advantage at the end of the first quarter. After India's failure in converting two penalties in the first quarter, Harmanpreet Singh was able to guide the third PC in the 19th minute to double the lead for India. In the 24th minute of the match, SK Uthappa, combined with Sunil, opened the Malaysian
In the third quarter, Akashdeep made a great run from the right and sliced the
Although Malaysia managed to score two quick goals in the final quarter, it was too little too late for them and former Indian skipper Sardar Singh made sure that India scored one more goal in the last quarter to register an emphatic 6-2 victory.
After two games each in Super four stage, India