India men’s hockey team has faced a shock defeat against Malaysia in the semi-final of 2018 Asian Games. Malaysia beat India in penalties to win the semifinal match and enter Asiad hockey final in Jakarta. Match went into the shoot-out as Malaysia got their second goal of the match to make scoreline 2-2 after 60 minutes.
First two quarters of the knockout game were goal-less as both teams tried hard to score but couldn’t make it count. Harmanpreet Singh scored the first goal of match in 33rd minute for India. India’s lead couldn’t go more than 5 minutes as Malaysia got equalizer in the 38th minute.
Indian team got lead in the match again just after two minutes as Varun Kumar scored brilliant goal via penalty corner variation. In 3rd quarter, both teams scored goals and India were leading by 2-1.
Malaysia got the 2-2 equalizer in the last moments of fourth and final quarter.