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Four nations invitational Hockey: India vs Malaysia - 3rd-4th playoff

India 4-1 Malaysia, Full time
Updated: 27 November 2016 12:06 IST - Published: 27 November 2016 10:25 IST
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Australia of course play New Zealand in the final. Keep track of all the results on Sportskeeda.com.

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And that's it from us. Thanks for joining our coverage of the Four nations invitational tournament from Melbourne.

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Talvinder and then Rupinder scored to make the final score 4-1.

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However, in the 4th quarter it was all India.

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Raghunath doubled the lead only to see Malaysia strike back within a few seconds.

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Akashdeep Singh gave India the early lead.

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And the hooter sounds. It's all over. India win 4-1.

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Into the final minute of action. And India set to clinch third place in the tournament.

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About 90 seconds left in this one. Malaysia looking for a last hurrah.

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The Indians wanted to atone for their dodgy display from  yesterday and they have done so. 

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The result now doesn't seem to be in any doubt.

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3 minutes left in the contest.

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Rupinder scores. His sixth of the tournament and there is no stopping this guy.

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GOAAAAL!!

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Rupinder on the field this time.

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And this time India have been awarded a PC. Sardar with another nimble run into the circle and gets India another golden opportunity.

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More chances of this being a 4-1 rather than 3-2

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5 minutes to go. And India still looking the more dangerous side. 

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Pardeep Mor down now. He has bit in the "unmentionables". That of course looks nasty  :D

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Only 8 minutes remaining in the game. India finally have some space to breathe.

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Talvinder with the goal. Poor marking inside the circle.

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And India score.

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48' - Akashdeep with a shot. But Kumar is there again. 

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Malaysia haven't had anything going for them except the goal. India will be mightily disappointed at having conceded so lat on.

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And we are off in the final quarter.

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Third quarter ends. And India have a one goal lead.

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That was sloppy from Surender Singh who fails to get ahead of his man.

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Joel van Heuzen scores with a deflection at the near post.

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And just as we speak Malaysia strike back. 

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Goes in between the two runners and the goalkeeper is totally unsighted as it crashes into the backboard.

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Raghunath finally scores from the PC. 

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And GOAAAAAL!

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Bad trap. But comes to Raghunath who drag flicks it. Great save but another PC.

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Sardar to inject.

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Great play from Raghunath down the right leads to the PC.

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We are into the last minute of the third quarter and we have a PC for IND.

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Malaysia have really failed get into the thick of things this half so far. India have had it all their way.

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39' -  Surender Singh again thrashes it in. This time from the right. But Malaysia is able to clear comfortably.

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Talwinder Singh with a shot from the left, Kumar saves it well. India on the ascendancy here in Melbourne.

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India still having the greater joy. Malaysia haven't been able to get into it at all so far.

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5 minutes gone in the 3rd quarter. India still leading 1-0.

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Another attack from India. But Satvir Singh's reverse hit is sloppy and is lifted in the air. Kumar saves and Malaysia get away.

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Izad Hakimi of Malaysia down. Akashdeep's smack catches Hakimi on the wrist. That's gotta have hurt.

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India really have taken the game by the horns in the opening minutes of the second half. 

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Sardar and Manpreet combine well. But Malaysia look good at the back.

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Can India hang on to the slim one goal lead? Let's find out.

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The players are back out on the pitch.

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India lead 1-0.

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And that's it. End of the first half.

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Into the final seconds of the first half. And India still ahead 1-0.

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27' -  India look threatening in and around the Malaysian circle. But nothing doing in the end.

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4 minutes to go. India still have a one goal lead.

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25' - Malaysia look to threaten from the left. But Baljit cuts it off to set Birendra Lakra off.

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24' -  Good run from Rupinder on the right. Sweeps it in. But well defended from Malaysia.

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8 minutes to till half time. And India still ahead thanks to that early goal from Akashdeep Singh.

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20'- A breakout from Kothajit on the left. But Akashdeep is sloppy and loses possession.

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Farhan really showing all his skills and the Malaysians really looking to make their mark on the game.

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Roelant Oltmans is not with the team as well. He is with the junior team that will take part in the Junior World Cup in Lucknow.

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Lovely run from Pardeep Mor on the right. Results in a long corner.

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India gets us underway for the 2nd quarter.

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Even the 4th one is saved. And that's the end of the 1st quarter.

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4 consecutive PCs for India.

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2nd PC results in a third. And the third results in a 4th.

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Rupinder Pal Singh is not on the field at the moment. So Raghunath has the responsibility.

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First PC results in another PC. Hits the shin of the first runner.

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Raghunath set to be the man as the hooter sounds.

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Another great attack from India. Affan Yousuf forces a save and that results in a penalty corner.

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A dangerous attack. Again from Akashdeep. But he can't beat Kumar in goal. And the save hits Akashdeep on the foot.

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Malaysia having some possession, but not in any dangerous position.

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Results in Akashdeep taking a shot from the left side of the circle. But that is well blocked.

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Nice spell of possession for India.

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5 minutes left in the quarter. India lead 1-0.

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Affan Yousuf is out for India at the moment. Ice pack on his right Achilles. Not certain if he will be back.

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Sardar with a mistrap in the middle. But India survives that as Chikte makes a smart save.

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A great steal from Manpreet Singh. Immediately on the attack. But is dragged down. A green card for Malaysia.

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6 minutes gone and India doing farely well.

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India have had the majority of the possession so far.

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4 minutes have flown by. Still 1-0 to India.

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This is the 112th meeting between the nations. India have a  favourable record against the Malaysians, having won 78 of them.

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Akashdeep with the goal. A hopeful hit into the circle by Birendra Lakra is tapped in by Akashdeep at the far post.

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GOAL! India scores.

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First minute of action flies by with each team really having a measure of each other.

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And we are off at Melbourne.

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VR Ragunath has been leading the side in this tournament.

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India are of course without their captain and influential skipper PR Sreejesh. They are also missing the likes of SV Sunil and Ramandeep SIngh.

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This has been a disappointing tournament for India who came into this on the back of a triumphant campaign in the Asian Champions Trophy.

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However, they did beat today's opponents Malaysia 4-2.

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India finished 3rd in the round robin stage after losing to hosts Australia and New Zeland. Both by a scoreline of 2-3

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India take on Malaysia today in a 3rd-4th place playoff.

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