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Times of India: India beat Malaysia to lift Asian School Hockey Championship (4/12/2017)
Times of India: India beat Malaysia to lift Asian School Hockey Championship

BHOPAL: Alishan Mohammad and Pratap Lakra scored a brace each as India emerged champion at the 5th Asian School Hockey Championship with a convincing 5-1 win over Malaysia in the final on Tuesday. Alishan continued to have a good outing in the Championship as he gave India an early lead with a stunning field goal in the 12th minute.

India's next two goals came in the 20th and 23rd minute when Lakra successfully converted a penalty corner and a penalty stroke respectively.

Though Malaysia scored a field goal through Akhimullah Anuar Esook M in the 32nd minute, India school's Alishan Mohammad scored his second goal of the match in the 34th minute and earned his team a comfortable 4-1 lead at half-time.

Maninder Singh scored in the 38th minute while the team's defenders did well to keep Malaysia from scoring another goal to end the match with a stunning 5-1 victory and enthrall the home crowd. Malaysia had to settle for a second place finish.

In the match for third and fourth place, Singapore beat China 3-1 in a nail-biting shootout after the two teams ended the regulation time in a 1-1 stalemate.

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