India finished runners-up for the second time in Asian Champions Trophy after having lost in the final of the 2013 edition to Japan.
The Indian women's hockey team gave a good account of themselves vs South Korea in what was a dress rehearsal of the Asian Champions Trophy final.
So far in the tournament, India are unbeaten having won against Japan (4-1), China (3-1) and Malaysia (3-2)
Defending champions India breezed into the summit clash of the women's Asian Champions Trophy after edging past Malaysia 3-2 on Thursday, their third consecutive victory.
Indian hockey saw another change in the coaching staff with women's hockey coach Harendra Singh on Tuesday being named chief coach of the Indian men's team.
Sreejesh was initially appointed captain ahead of the 2016 FIH Champions Trophy where India won a historic silver medal.
Narinder Batra has apologised for his criticism of the UK police for summoning former India captain Sardar Singh
Pakistan's World Cup winning field hockey goalkeeper Mansoor Ahmed on Monday reached out to India for help in securing a heart transplant -- despite years of breaking his rivals' "hearts on the field".
The Indians were let down by some poor finishing and lack of quality in the final pass within the opposition penalty area.
India will now fight with England in the bronze medal match on Saturday.
India remained second in the Pool A with nine points -- same as top-placed England but behind on goal difference.
India defeated Malaysia 2-1 in a Pool B match of the men's hockey tournament at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) on Tuesday.
SV Sunil's oodles of experience came in handy as his 59th minute strike enabled India to pip a gritty Wales 4-3 in their second pool B encounter at the Commonwealth Games on Sunday.
The Indian women's team staged a late comeback to stun England in a Pool A match hockey match.
After playing out a 2-2 draw against arch-rivals Pakistan on Saturday, India men's hockey team will take on Wales in their second game of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia on Sunday.
A persistent Pakistan scored a last-minute equaliser against India in men's hockey Pool B match.
India had lost to Australia in the finals of the 2010 and 2014 editions of the CWG.