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Sunday, April 12, 2009

India Won the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup

India beats Malaysia in the Final of Sultan Azlan Shah Cup of Hockey, this is second time in the tournament that India beats Malaysia. In earlier encounter in round-robin stage it beats Malaysia by a margin of 3-0 and this time in final by 3-1, Arjun Halappa, Prabhjot Singh and Shivendra Singh scored for India. Sandeep Singh is the top scorer of the tournament. Its also happy to know that in the whole tournament India not lose in a single game.The long wait of 13 years have give some sort of relief to Indians after 1995 India won the title this year, The Indians were champions in 1985, 1991, 1995 and now in 2009.
More from wikipedia :
The Sultan Azlan Shah Cup is an annual field hockey tournament held in Malaysia. It began in 1983 as a biennial contest. The tournament became an annual event after 1998, following its growth and popularity. The tournament is named after the ninth Yang di-Pertuan Agong (King) of Malaysia, Sultan Azlan Shah, an avid fan of field hockey. India became the winner of 2009 cup by defeating Malaysia 3-1 in the finals.

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