Indian males’s hockey crew performed an exciting 3-3 draw in opposition to Malaysia in its second Super4s stage match of the Asia Cup in Jakarta on Sunday.
Defending champion India was placed on the backfoot within the first quarter itself. Malaysia’s Razie Rahim, main goalscorer of the event, gave his aspect the lead by changing a penalty nook within the eleventh minute. 9 minutes later, he doubled the lead with one other profitable penalty nook conversion.
At halftime, India trailed Malaysia 0-2 and had just one shot on course.
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Nonetheless, the boys in blue got here out all weapons blazing within the third quarter and instantly reaped the reward as Vishnukant Singh scored from the rebound throughout a penalty nook within the thirty first minute.
India equalised via a incredible area aim by veteran SV Sunil within the 52nd minute earlier than Nilam Sanjeep Xess scored from a penalty nook two minutes later to place the reigning champion forward.
Razie Rahim got here to Malaysia’s rescue as he accomplished his hat-trick whereas scoring his twelfth aim of the event following a penalty nook within the fifty fifth minutes to make it 3-3.
Within the different Super4s match of the day, Korea beat Japan 3-1.
Korea and India each have 4 factors after two video games within the Super4s stage however Korea is forward on aim distinction. Malaysia is third with two factors whereas Japan sits on the backside with no factors.
Korea and India will face one another of their ultimate Super4s match on Tuesday.