India win Asian School Hockey title
BHOPAL, April 11: The India School team lifted the title at the 5th Asian School Hockey Championship beating Malaysia 5-1 here at the Aishbagh Hockey Stadium on Tuesday.
Alishan Mohammad continued to have a good outing in the Championship as he gave India an early lead with a stunning field goal in the 12th minute. India's next two goals came in the 20th and 23rd minute when Pratap Lakra successfully converted a penalty corner and a penalty stroke respectively. This took India's lead to an impressive 3-0. Though Malaysia scored a field goal through Akhimullah Anuar Esook M in the 32nd minute, India school's Alishan Mohammad scored his second goal of the match in the 34th minute and earned his team a comfortable 4-1 lead at half-time. Maninder Singh scored in the 38th minute while the team's defenders did well to keep Malaysia from scoring another goal to end the match with a stunning 5-1 victory and enthral the home crowd.
Photo caption: Indian team with the trophy (HI)