India beat Malaysia to reach women’s Asian Champions Trophy final


Gurjit Kaur scored for India in the 17th minute. (Getty Images)

Donghae City, (Korea), May 17: Defending champions India on Thursday breezed into the summit clash of the women’s Asian Champions Trophy after edging past Malaysia 3-2, their third consecutive victory.
India, who beat Japan 4-1 and China 3-1 in their previous matches, qualified for the final with a match in hand in their pool.
They are sitting atop the table with nine points and will next take on hosts Korea in their final pool match on Saturday before Sunday’s final.
Gurjit Kaur (17′), Vandana Katariya (33′) and Lalremsiami (40′) sounded the board for Indian while Nuraini Rashid (36′) and Hanis Onn (48′) scored for Malaysia.
“We could have made better use of our chances to score today. Though we are happy with the win, we are not very happy about how we played. We will go back to the team hotel and discuss about the mistakes we made and how to improve ahead of the next match against Korea,” team skipper Sunita said after the match. (PTI)