Published: April 10, 2018 7:47:38 am
A profligate Indian hockey team huffed and puffed into the Commonwealth Games semifinals after beating lower-ranked Malaysia 2-1 in a draining Pool B encounter in Gold Coast on Tuesday.
Drag Flick specialist Harmanpreet Singh (3rd minute and 44th minute) scored twice from penalty corners to steer India to the win. Faizal Saari (16th minute) pulled off the lone goal for Malaysia.
India earned as many as nine penalty corners during the match, the first of which came just two minutes into the game. Harmanpreet converted it to give the team early advantage.
The Malaysians claimed one of their own in the sixth minute but Razie Rahim missed out on the opportunity to equalise for his team. However, Malaysia…