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India win Azlan Shah Cup 2009, beat Malaysia 3-1

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.

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New Zealand claim bronze, beat Pakistan-Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2009

Game : New Zealand v Pakistan

Competition : Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2009 Bronze medal play off

Date : April 12, 2009

Final score : New Zealand 2-1 Pakistan

Goal scorers : Blair Hopping 12′, Joel Baker 13’/ Shakeel Abbasi 35′

New Zealand have claimed the bronze medal by beating Pakistan in the third fourth place in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia today.

Skipper Blair Hopping gave the Black Sticks the lead, and Joel Baker added another one minute later as New Zealand dealt twin blows early in the match.

Shakeel Abbasi did pull one back for Pakistan, but unfortunately for them, they could manage to score another goal.

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Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Tables 2009

Final standings from the 2009 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup ( As on April 11, 2009 after the final round of games were played)

Team                GP    Won    Lost    Draw    Points
India                4        2           0           2            8
Malaysia         4        2           1           1           7
New Zealand 4        1            0         3            6
Pakistan         4         1            3         0            3
Egypt              4         0           2          2            2

Final standings from the 2009 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup ( As on April 11, 2009 after the final round of games were played)

Team GP Won Lost Draw Points
India 4 2 0 2 8
Malaysia 4 2 1 1 7
New Zealand 4 1 0 3 6
Pakistan 4 1 3 0 3
Egypt 4 0 2 2 2

Third placed playoff

New Zealand 2-1 Pakistan

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India v Malaysia ( Final) ( Click for Match Report)

Final Standings:-

1.) India

2.) Malaysia

3.) New Zealand

4.) Pakistan

5.) Egypt
Final Standings:-

1.) India

2.) Malaysia

3.) New Zealand

4.) Pakistan

5.) Egypt

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Malaysia 1-1 New Zealand- Sultan Azlan Shah Cup

Game               : Malaysia v New Zealand

Competition : Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2009

Date                  : April 11, 2009

Final score     : Malaysia 1-1 New Zealand

Goal scorers : Chua Boon Huat 48’/ Nicholas Wilson 49′

Hosts Malaysia entered their third Sultan Azlan Shah Cup final after drawing 1-1 against New Zealand today.

The Kiwis, wh0 needed a win to reach the finals, fell behind in the 48th minute when the experienced Chua Boon Huat scored for the firsts. They however recovered the very next minute,  as Nicholas Wilson scored from open play.

However New Zealand could not get a second goal, and Malaysia will now play India, who beat Pakistan in the other match of the day, in the final on Sunday.

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India 2-1 Pakistan- Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2009

Game               : India v Pakistan

Competition : Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2009

Date                  : April 11, 2009

Final score     : India 2-1 Pakistan

Goal scorers : Sandeep Singh 29′, 61′ , Mohammad Saqlain 50′

Last year’s runners up India booked their spot in the final of this edition’s Sultan Azlan Shah Cup after a hard fought 2-1 victory over Pakistan. Indian skipper Sandeep Singh was the hero for the winning side, scoring both goals.

India will take on hosts Malaysia, who drew with New Zealand in the other game.

Singh gave India the lead through a penalty stroke in the 29th minute which was awarded after Fareed Ahmed had come in the way of his penalty corner.

Mohammad Saqlain equalised for Pakistan in the 50th minute, deflecting Ehsan Ullah’s free hit.

However Singh scored from another penalty corner in the 61st minute to seal victory for the Indians. Pakistan pressed hard for an equaliser, but India’s defence, which has been guilty of giving away late goals in many recent games, somehow held on till the final whistle.

India will play their fifth Sultan Azlan Shah Cup final on Sunday against Malaysia.

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Egypt 0-4 Pakistan- Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2009

Game               : Egypt v Pakistan

Competition : Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2009

Date                  : April 9, 2009

Final score     : Egypt 0-4 Pakistan

Goal scorers : Muhammad Imran 13′, Fareed Ahmad 18′,
Shakeel Abbasi 43′, 67′

Pakistan crushed any chances that debutants Egypt might have had of reaching the final as they routed them 4-0 in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia today.

Muhammad Imran gave Pakistan the lead in the 13th minute, and Fareed Ahmad doubled it in the 18th minute. Shakeel Abbasi struck twice in the second half to give Pakistan a comfortable 4-0 win.

Pakistan next play India.

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New Zealand v India- Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2009

Game               : New Zealand vs India

Competition : Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2009

Date                  : April 9, 2009

Final score     : New Zealand 2-2 India

Goal scorers : Richard Petherick 8′, Joseph Holomew Barth 64’/
Sandeep Singh 27′, 48′

Indian skipper Sandeep Singh scored a brace, but it was not enough to get his side a win against New Zealand in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup today in Malaysia.

New Zealand opened the scoring through Richard Petherick’s penalty corner, but Singh equalised before half time from a PC and then put India ahead with his fourth goal of the tournament in the 48th minute.

The Kiwis were determined not to give up, and Joseph Barth got a 64th minute equaliser.

India play Pakistan next, while New Zealand face hosts Malaysia.

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