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India vs Malaysia, 2013 Asia Cup hockey semi-final: as it happened

Jaspreet Sahni | http://jaspreet_sahni

First published: August 30, 2013, 6:11 PM IST | Updated: August 30, 2013
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India vs Malaysia, 2013 Asia Cup hockey semi-final: as it happened
With Pakistan losing their semi-final and India winning theirs 2-0 against Malaysia, the 1975 world champions have stepped closer to a 2014 World Cup berth.

With Pakistan losing their semi-final and India winning theirs 2-0 against Malaysia, the 1975 world champions have stepped closer to a 2014 World Cup berth.

"It's the most crucial match for us in recent times." India captain Sardar Singh had said on the match eve, precisely putting India's Asia Cup semi-final against Malaysia into perspective.

South Korea beat Pakistan 2-1, ending their hopes of reaching the World Cup. It's the first time Pakistan won't be playing the World Cup since its inception in 1971.

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