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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Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2009 Results

Azlan Shah Tables can be seen here.

All results from the 2009 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup.

April 5, 2009, Sunday

India 2-2 Egypt ( 17.00) ( Click for match report)

Pakistan 2-3 Malaysia (19.00) ( Click for match report)

April 6, 2009, Monday

New Zealand 3-2 Pakistan (17.00) ( Click for Match Report)

Malaysia 4-1 Egypt (19.00) ( Click for Match report)

April 7, 2009, Rest Day

April 8, Wednesday

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup tables can be viewed here.

New Zealand v Egypt (17.00) ( Click for Match Report)

India v Malaysia (19.00) ( Click for Match Report

April 9, Thursday

New Zealand v India ( Click for Match report)

Egypt 0-4 Pakistan ( Click for Match Report)

April 11, Saturday

India 2-1 Pakistan ( Click for Match Report)

Malaysia 1-1 New Zealand ( Click for Match Report)

April 12, Saturday

Third placed playoff

New Zealand 2-1 Pakistan

( Click for Match report)

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

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Egypt v New Zealand- Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2009

Game              :  Egypt v New Zealand

Competition : Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2009

Date                 : April 8,  2009

Final score   : Egypt 1-1 New Zealand

Goal scorers : Ahmad Abd El Hakeim 38′, Steven Edwards 51′

Egypt got their second draw in three games as they shared points with New Zealand in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup today.

The Kiwis had beaten Pakistan 3-2 in their last game, while the Egyptians had been hammered 4-1 by hosts Malaysia. However it was Egypt who took the lead early into the second half through Ahmad Abd El Hakeim.

Steven Edwards cancelled out El Hakeim’s strike in the 51st minute. Egypt had plenty of opportunities to close the game out, but failed to take their chances.

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Malaysia v India – Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2009

Game              :  Malaysia v India

Competition : Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2009

Date                 : April 8,  2009

Final score   : Malaysia 0-3 India

Goal scorers : Arjun Halappa 20′,  Sandeep Singh 32′,  Gurvinder Chandi 61′

India stopped Malaysia from winning three games in a row as they beat the hosts 3-0 today in the 2009 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup.

Striker Arjun Halappa gave India the lead in the 20th minute, and Sandeep Singh doubled the scores from a penalty corner in the 32nd minute. Gurvinder Chandi added a field goal nine minutes from time as India ran out 3-0 winners.

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New Zealand v Pakistan- Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2009

Game              :  New Zealand vs Pakistan

Competition : Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2009

Date                 : April 6, 2009

Final score   : New Zealand 3-2 Pakistan

Goal scorers : Priyesh Bhana 6′, Nicolas Haig 43′, Dean Couzins 68’/ Mohamed Imran 8′, 22′

Favourites New Zealand started their 2009 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup campaign with a 3-2 win over Pakistan. The loss was Pakistan’s second in the tournament, and leaves them in a difficult position to qualify for the finals for the tournament.

Priyesh Bhana opened the scoring for the Kiwis in the 6th minute, but Pakistan hit back through Mohamed Imran in the 8th minute. Imran then again scored from a penalty corner in the 22nd minute to give Pakistan the lead.

Nicolas Haig levelled scores eight minutes into the second half, and Dean Couzins slammed home the winner from a penalty corner minutes before the final whistle.

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