Game : India v Malaysia
Competition : Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2009 Final
Date : April 12, 2009
Final score : India 3-1 Malaysia ( Result- India win)
Goal scorers : Arjun Halappa 8′, Prabhjot Singh 20′, Shivendra Singh 41’/ Azlan Misrom 11′
India scored three against Malaysia for the second time in the tournament as they beat the hosts in the final of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup today.
India, who had beaten the hosts 3-0 in the earlier group game, took the lead through Arjun Halappa in the 8th minute. Malaysia replied through Azlan Misrom, but Prabhjot Singh restored India’s lead in the 20th minute.
Shivendra Singh added a third for India in the 41st minute, and as the final whistle blew, coach Harendra Singh and his boys celebrated their fourth Azlan Shah Cup title.
India had previously won the tournament in 1985, 1991 and 1995. This was the second time they were playing Malaysia for the title- the two teams had battled for the crown in 1985 too.
India had finished second in last year’s Azlan Shah Cup. They lost to Argentina in the final then.
In the third fourth place playoff, New Zealand beat Pakistan 2-1.