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As it happened: India vs Malaysia, Azlan Shah Cup hockey

India, who have been unimpressive so far, need to pull off a victory against Malaysia to ensure their place in the final match of the tournament.

Updated:April 15, 2016, 7:48 PM IST
As it happened: India vs Malaysia, Azlan Shah Cup hockey
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India thrash Malaysia 6-1 to set up summit clash with Australia

GOAL! Talwinder scores in 51st minute to give India 6-1 lead against Malaysia

GOAL! Saabah scores to make it 1-5 for Malaysia against India. Razie sweeps and Saabah gets a magnificent deflection to help Malaysia score their first goal.

Fourth and the last Quarter is underway.

End of third Quarter: India lead Malaysia 5-0.

GOAL! Ramandeep scores his second to give India 5-0 lead against Malaysia

Green Card! Mandeep singh out for 2 minutes. India are playing with 10 men

Magnificent run from Malaysia but brilliantly tackled by captain Sardar.

Third Quarter is underway. Can we expect more fireworks from India?

HALF-TIME: India lead 4-0 against Malaysia at the end of 2nd Quarter

GOAL! Danish scores as India take 4-0 lead against Malaysia

GOAL! Ramandeep's 26th minute goal gives India 3-0 lead against Malaysia.

Penalty corner for India.

YELLOW CARD for Malaysia's Razie

Rashid makes a cross but he didn't a support in the D.

Second Quarter is underway! Can India maintain their lead against Malaysia?

END of 1st Quarter: Nikkin and Harjeet's goals give India 2-0 lead against Malaysia at the end of first Quarter

Malaysia take the ball. A superb tackle by Danish takes the position away.

GOAL! Harjeet scores in 8th minute as India take 2-0 lead against Malaysia. First international goal for Harjeet. He is well supported by captain Sardar and Talwinder.

GOAL! Nikkin scores in 5th minute as India take 1-0 lead against Malaysia. What a start for India.

First Quarter is underway. Can India take an early lead against Malaysia?

Both teams are shaking hands after the national anthems.

India's task of clinching a place in the title match is simpler. They just need a victory on Friday to finish above New Zealand, who will then have to play for the bronze medal.

Malaysia need to defeat India by seven goals to earn a place in the final. A victory over India will enable Malaysia to equal New Zealand's points tally as well as the goal-difference, but the home team will be ahead in goals scored. Otherwise, they can only aspire for a bronze medal.

In the last meeting between these two teams, India shattered Malaysia's hopes of qualifying for the Olympic Games by winning 3-2 in last year's World League Semifinals at Antwerp (Belgium). Can they repeat the same show today to book the final berth?

Hello and welcome to the LIVE coverage from the Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey match between India and Malaysia.

The loss to New Zealand complicating matters for them, an inconsistent India will take on Malaysia in a do-or-die battle to secure a final berth in their final league fixture of the 25th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament in Ipoh.

India, who have been unimpressive so far, except for the 5-1 victory over arch-rivals Pakistan, need to pull off a victory against Malaysia to ensure their place in the final match of the tournament, which they have won five times and were bronze medallists last year.

World champions Australia have already qualified for the final to be played on Saturday with 15 points from five successive wins.

India have had an edge in past encounters against Malaysia, who will, however, draw inspiration from their 3-2 win over the Asian Games champions during last year's Sultan Azlan Shah Cup at the same venue.

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