LAHORE: Pakistan cruised in to the final of 8th Men’s Asia Cup after beating hosts Malaysia by 4-2 in the second semi final at Kuantan, Malaysia on Thursday. Earlier, Korea beat China by 5-1 in the first semi final. The final match between Pakistan and Korea will be played on 16th May.
According to the information received from Malaysia, the match between Pakistan and Malaysia was played on very high pitch. Pakistan outplayed Malaysia in all fields. The match was tied by 1-1 at the end of the first half. Abu Ismail of Malaysia scored the first goal in 3rd minute. Rehan Butt leveled the goal in 18th minute. Akhtar Ali scored the second goal from Pakistan in 46th minute. Rehan Butt scored the third goal in 63rd minute, while Abdul Haseem Khan scored the fourth goal in 67th minute. Malaysia got its fourth penalty corner in the last 70th minute of the match. Angkoo Malek scored the second goal on that penalty corner.
India and Japan will play the match for 5th and 6th position on Friday. Final match between Pakistan and Korea will be played on 16th May at 1730 (PST), while bronze medal match will be played between China and Malaysia at 1500 (PST) on Saturday. NNI