Defending Champs India held to a goalless draw by Malaysia

Last Modified Wednesday, 24 October 2018 (13:21 IST)
Muscat: Defending Champions were held to a goalless draw by in the fast-paced encounter of the at the here on Tuesday.
Both India and the Asian Games silver medallists Malaysia now have 10 points each from four outings in the preliminary round-robin league, with India topping the standings on basis of a superior goal difference.
The Indian team got off to a nervy start as they wasted several scoring opportunities early in the match. They had a spate of chances early in the contest, only for Hardik Singh to fritter away a scoring opportunity, Harmanpreet Singh's penalty corner flick being blocked by the Malaysian goalkeeper and Mandeep Singh failing to get a touch on long diagonal balls twice in the first quarter.
Malaysia created one opening on a counter-attack, but mostly fell back to defend their goal against the Indian strikers.(UNI)