Asian Games current champion defeated Malaysia 6-7 in penalty shootout from the semi-finals of India. Earlier, both the teams were equal to 2-2 in the full-time. India’s performance in the whole Asian Games was fantastic. India scored a total of 76 goals in the Asian Games 2018 and was at top of Group A.
Before this, India has lost in the Azlan Shah Cup in addition to the 2017 World Cup from Malaysia. There was not a single goal from both the sides till half time. At the time of the first quarter, Malaysia had taken the lead on India, but India took video referrals and the Malaysian goal was dismissed. After this, the Indian hockey team showed great game and at the moment has taken 2-1 lead in the match. Varun had scored the second goal for India through penalty corner.
The Indian hockey team’s performance in the Asian Games was so spectacular India defeated Hong Kong 26-0, Indonesia 17-0, Japan 8-0 and Sri Lanka 20-0. At the same time, India had beaten Korea 5-3 in the quarterfinals.
India-Malaysia have so far played 102 matches, in which 70 matches have been won by the Indian team, while Malaysia has won 14 times. On the other hand, there are 18 remaining draws.