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India face Australia in Azlan Shah Cup final

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Sat, 16 Apr 2016


IPOH, Malaysia: India produced an inspiring performance to outplay hosts Malaysia 6-1 in a must-win match and secure their seventh appearance in the final of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament yesterday.

Needing a victory in their last round-robin league fixture to qualify for today’s title clash, five-time winners India stamped their authority on the hosts to finish ahead of defending champions New Zealand in the standings.

India’s opponents in the title encounter will be reigning world champions Australia, who yesterday prevailed 3-0 over Canada to complete an all-win record in the preliminary league.

Australia finished with the maximum 18 points from six outings, followed by India on 12 points and New Zealand on 11 points.






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