Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated the Indian hockey team for winning the Asia Cup 2017.
India have been in good form in the Asia Cup and after securing a place in the finals, they will be eyeing to clinch the title. Pakistan lost both contests against India.
The last time the two countries met in the Asia Cup on October 15, India beat Pakistan 3-1 and they would not want to carry on with the same domination.
India regained control of the game again and won two penalty corners which failed to find the target before Akashdeep Singh was brilliantly denied by Malaysia goalkeeper Subramaniam Kumar in the 26th minute. India were off to a flyer as SV Sunil and Ramandeep Singh combined to give India an early lead in the third minute. Indian team shined throughout the second half.
The game between Malaysia and North Korea was postponed following the murder of Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of the North's leader, Kim Jong-un, at klia2 on February 13.
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The third quarter was a balanced one where Malaysia started to open up spaces in the Indian defence but all their efforts were well kept out.
This was India's third continental title.
India started the fourth quarter aggressively as Varun Kumar missed a chance to score when Gurjant Singh found him in the circle with a calculated pass in the 46th minute.
The Malaysian team coach, Stephen van Huizen, said, "India is a tough opponent ranked much higher than us".
This was for the seventh time that India made it to the Asia Cup final.