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Talvinder and then Rupinder scored to make the final score 4-1.
However, in the 4th quarter it was all India.
Raghunath doubled the lead only to see Malaysia strike back within a few seconds.
Akashdeep Singh gave India the early lead.
And the hooter sounds. It's all over. India win 4-1.
Into the final minute of action. And India set to clinch third place in the tournament.
About 90 seconds left in this one. Malaysia looking for a last hurrah.
The Indians wanted to atone for their dodgy display from yesterday and they have done so.
The result now doesn't seem to be in any doubt.
3 minutes left in the contest.
Rupinder scores. His sixth of the tournament and there is no stopping this guy.
Rupinder on the field this time.
And this time India have been awarded a PC. Sardar with another nimble run into the circle and gets India another golden opportunity.
More chances of this being a 4-1 rather than 3-2
5 minutes to go. And India still looking the more dangerous side.
Pardeep Mor down now. He has bit in the "unmentionables". That of course looks nasty :D
Only 8 minutes remaining in the game. India finally have some space to breathe.
Talvinder with the goal. Poor marking inside the circle.
And India score.
48' - Akashdeep with a shot. But Kumar is there again.
Malaysia haven't had anything going for them except the goal. India will be mightily disappointed at having conceded so lat on.
And we are off in the final quarter.
Third quarter ends. And India have a one goal lead.
That was sloppy from Surender Singh who fails to get ahead of his man.
Joel van Heuzen scores with a deflection at the near post.
And just as we speak Malaysia strike back.
Goes in between the two runners and the goalkeeper is totally unsighted as it crashes into the backboard.
Raghunath finally scores from the PC.
Bad trap. But comes to Raghunath who drag flicks it. Great save but another PC.
Sardar to inject.
Great play from Raghunath down the right leads to the PC.
We are into the last minute of the third quarter and we have a PC for IND.
Malaysia have really failed get into the thick of things this half so far. India have had it all their way.
39' - Surender Singh again thrashes it in. This time from the right. But Malaysia is able to clear comfortably.
Talwinder Singh with a shot from the left, Kumar saves it well. India on the ascendancy here in Melbourne.
India still having the greater joy. Malaysia haven't been able to get into it at all so far.
5 minutes gone in the 3rd quarter. India still leading 1-0.
Another attack from India. But Satvir Singh's reverse hit is sloppy and is lifted in the air. Kumar saves and Malaysia get away.
Izad Hakimi of Malaysia down. Akashdeep's smack catches Hakimi on the wrist. That's gotta have hurt.
India really have taken the game by the horns in the opening minutes of the second half.
Sardar and Manpreet combine well. But Malaysia look good at the back.
Can India hang on to the slim one goal lead? Let's find out.
The players are back out on the pitch.
India lead 1-0.
And that's it. End of the first half.
Into the final seconds of the first half. And India still ahead 1-0.
27' - India look threatening in and around the Malaysian circle. But nothing doing in the end.
4 minutes to go. India still have a one goal lead.
25' - Malaysia look to threaten from the left. But Baljit cuts it off to set Birendra Lakra off.
24' - Good run from Rupinder on the right. Sweeps it in. But well defended from Malaysia.
8 minutes to till half time. And India still ahead thanks to that early goal from Akashdeep Singh.
20'- A breakout from Kothajit on the left. But Akashdeep is sloppy and loses possession.
Farhan really showing all his skills and the Malaysians really looking to make their mark on the game.
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.
Lovely run from Pardeep Mor on the right. Results in a long corner.
India gets us underway for the 2nd quarter.
Even the 4th one is saved. And that's the end of the 1st quarter.
4 consecutive PCs for India.
2nd PC results in a third. And the third results in a 4th.
Rupinder Pal Singh is not on the field at the moment. So Raghunath has the responsibility.
First PC results in another PC. Hits the shin of the first runner.
Raghunath set to be the man as the hooter sounds.
Another great attack from India. Affan Yousuf forces a save and that results in a penalty corner.
A dangerous attack. Again from Akashdeep. But he can't beat Kumar in goal. And the save hits Akashdeep on the foot.
Malaysia having some possession, but not in any dangerous position.
Results in Akashdeep taking a shot from the left side of the circle. But that is well blocked.
Nice spell of possession for India.
5 minutes left in the quarter. India lead 1-0.
Affan Yousuf is out for India at the moment. Ice pack on his right Achilles. Not certain if he will be back.
Sardar with a mistrap in the middle. But India survives that as Chikte makes a smart save.
A great steal from Manpreet Singh. Immediately on the attack. But is dragged down. A green card for Malaysia.
6 minutes gone and India doing farely well.
India have had the majority of the possession so far.
4 minutes have flown by. Still 1-0 to India.
This is the 112th meeting between the nations. India have a favourable record against the Malaysians, having won 78 of them.
Akashdeep with the goal. A hopeful hit into the circle by Birendra Lakra is tapped in by Akashdeep at the far post.
GOAL! India scores.
First minute of action flies by with each team really having a measure of each other.
And we are off at Melbourne.
VR Ragunath has been leading the side in this tournament.
India are of course without their captain and influential skipper PR Sreejesh. They are also missing the likes of SV Sunil and Ramandeep SIngh.
This has been a disappointing tournament for India who came into this on the back of a triumphant campaign in the Asian Champions Trophy.
However, they did beat today's opponents Malaysia 4-2.
India finished 3rd in the round robin stage after losing to hosts Australia and New Zeland. Both by a scoreline of 2-3
India take on Malaysia today in a 3rd-4th place playoff.
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