After clumping to a close 1-2 defeat at the hands of China, Indian women's hockey team will be eyeing an outright win against Malaysia in their final Pool A match to seal a semifinal berth at the 17th Asian Games, here on Thursday.
Malak Singh scored a brace as India edged past Malaysia 4-3 in a hard-fought encounter to register their second win in the men`s competition of the third Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament at Kakamigahara, Japan on Friday.
Indian women continued their impressive show at the Asian Champions Trophy (ACT) hockey tournament as they spanked Malaysia 5-1 to secure their place in the summit clash of the event at Kakamigahara, Japan on Monday.
India on Friday defeated Malaysia to enter the final of the ongoing ninth Asia Cup hockey tournament here and the team`s interim coach Roelant Oltmans said it was the best performance from his wards in the tournament so far.
Already through to the summit clash of the second Sultan of Johar Cup hockey tournament, India ended their league campaign on an unbeaten note by playing out a 3-3 draw against hosts Malaysia at the Taman Daya Stadium here today.
Despite two convincing wins on the trot, India will have to guard against complacency when they take on an unpredictable Malaysia in the quarterfinal of the Champions Challenge hockey tournament on Thursday.
After sharing honours in the first of the two-match international football friendly series in Guwahati, hosts India and Malaysia will meet for the concluding tie to clinch the issue at the floodlit Yuba Bharati Krirangan on Tuesday.