Azlan Shah Cup: India finishes 5th

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:52 IST

India has finished fifth out of six teams in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament in Malaysia.

Kuala Lumpur:

India has finished fifth out of six teams in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament in Malaysia. The team avoided a wooden spoon finish after beating hosts Malaysia 2-1. Olympic champions Australia successfully defended their title, coming from behind to beat Korea 4-3 while Pakistan finished third. Pakistan who missed out on the final after losing to Malaysia in their last league game finished third defeating New Zealand 4-2. Aussies shine South Korea looked to be coasting towards a win over defending champions Australia. They were leading 3-1 by the 38th minute. However Australia proved just why they are the Olympic champions. A brilliant fight back allowed them to equalise at 3-3. Craig Victory then scored the golden goal off a deflection in the 11th minute of extra time.

Topics : Hockey
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