Pakistan in Asia Cup hockey final, beat Malaysia 4-2

KUANTAN: Pakistan crushed Malaysia 4-2 to qualify for the final of the Asia Cup Hockey Tournament here on Thursday.

They will now meet South Korea in the final on Saturday.

In the semi-final, three-time champions Pakistan outplayed hosts Malaysia by a convincing margin of 4 goals against two.

For Pakistan, Rehan Butt scored two goals while haseem Khan and Akhtar Ali netted one goal each.

On the other hand, Ismail Abu made both goals for Malaysia.

This may be recalled that Pakistan after a long period have entered the final of any international tournament.

In the other semi-final, South Korea defeated China 5-1 while India beat Bangladesh 11-1 to secure the seventh position in the tournament.