KUANTAN – Malaysia thrashed China 5-1 in the second match of the 2016 Asian Champions Trophy at Kuantan Hockey Stadium, here tonight.
Haziq Samsul opened scoring in the 6th minute via a penalty corner followed by another penalty corner in the 20th minute to lead by two goals.
Fitri Saari then beat China goalkeeper Ao Zhiwei with a field goal in the 22nd minute to put Malaysia 3-0.
Stung by three goals, China fought back and managed to pull back one goal via Wang Bowen in the 33rd minute.
Malaysia piled the pressure on China when Shahril Saabah scored the fourth goal in the 37th minute via a penalty corner.
Firhan Ashari wrapped the match 5-1 when his shot from a penalty corner found the net.
1. India vs South Korea — 6.30 pm
2. China vs Japan — 8.30 pm