India beat Malaysia to clinch third Asia Cup hockey title

 

India has ended its 10-year wait for continental triumph when it defeated a gutsy Malaysia 2-1 in a close final to clinch its third Asia Cup hockey in Dhaka.

India, which won the Asia Cup in 2003 (Kuala Lumpur) and 2007 (Chennai), scored off field goals through Ramandeep Singh (third minute) and Lalit Upadhyay (29th). The victory came to India under massive pressure from Malaysia.

India had reached the final after defeating Pakistan 4-0 in the semi-finals in Dhaka.