Azlan Shah: Malaysia denies India the final berth

For three quarters, the teams were locked at 0-0. Then, at the beginning of the final quarter, Shahril Saabah converted a penalty corner to knock India out of the tournament.

Malaysia's Ahmad Tajuddin Tengku (centre) hits the ball as India's Sumit blocks.   -  AFP

Malaysia's Shahril Saabah scored the only goal of the game, through a penalty corner, to deny India the final berth of the 26th Azlan Shah Cup.

For three quarters, the teams were locked at 0-0. Then, at the beginning of the final quarter, Shahril converted a penalty corner to put immense pressure on India.

Despite India's desperation in the final few minutes, it couldn't score.

Defending champion Australia will take on Great Britain in the final on Saturday.

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