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2015 M HWL SF: India survives Malaysian scare (7/1/2015)
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HWL SFs: India survives Malaysian scare and in the Semis India survived many a Malaysian scares but still scrapped through to take its appointed semifinal slot, thanks to a twin strikes by Sansarpur's Jasjit Kular.

India took the lead early on, but complacency set in. Akashdeep Singh set up Satbir for the second minute goal, and then let the field for their rivals.

Malaysia came back strongly, as Indian defence proved porous. Two goals off two successive penalty corners put Malaysian on a commanding position. Razie Rahim and lanky Shahril found the net, showing the Achilles heel's of otherwise dependable Indian goalie Sreejesh.

India goalie, who was tentative, played a big role later for the ultimate win.

At half time Malaysia led India 2-1.

Third quarter proved which way the match will go, as India dominated the proceedings though ended without adding any goal in their kitty.

Winger Ramandeep missed out a pass from fighting Gurbaj.

Ever green Gurbaj Singh created many an opportunity, one was the beauty of a placing the ball on the foot of a Malaysian defender, which gave India the much needed Penalty Corner.

Jasjit utilized it (2-2).

In the last minute, Malaysian mounted couple of dangerous moves, one was one to one situation with goalie, where Sree emerged glorious with a strong kicking. However, India could not prevent Malaysia getting their last of Penalty Corner with just 38 seconds left in the clock. India went for referral, but lost. However, But Indian defence saw it off to make it to the semifinal.

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