Super SAS Tournament 2012


2012 Sultan Azlan Shah Tournament

Ipohites are encouraged to watch some superb hockey actions at the 21st Sultan Azlan Shah Tournament at the Stadium Azlan Shah.

The teams from the top Malaysia, Korea and Great Britain

The tournament, which started on Thursday, May 24 and ends on Sunday, June 3 started off remarkably with Malaysia drawing 1-1with Korea. The match thrilled the 7000-odd hockey fans who gave their tacit approval.

Malaysia (in yellow) in action. (r) Malaysian goalkeeper S.Kumar receiving the 'Man of the Match' award.

If you thought Malaysia’s first day draw was a pleasant surprise you would have been thrilled to bits when Malaysia again drew 3-3 with World No 4, Great Britain the following day.

Malaysia's 1st goal against Britain at the 9th minute

Malaysia’s first goal was scored by Azlan Misron in the 9th minute. The score drew level at 1-1 and by half time, the Brits had stretched their lead to 3-1.
The savior of the match was, undoubtedly, Faizal Saari who squared-off with two reverse hits in the 67th and 68 minutes to earn the home team a well-deserved draw. Malaysia is now known as the “draw specialists”.

(l) Royal presence: HRH Sultan Azlan Shah (r) having a word with Malaysian coaches Nor Saiful and Tai Beng Hai

Coach Tai Beng Hai is pleased with the results. “However, I am elated by our junior players who have adapted well,” he exclaimed.
Saturday, May 26 is a rest day. Malaysia next play India on Monday at 8.05pm.
New Zealand is leading the table with 6 points having beaten Argentina 5-1 and India also by the same margin. Malaysia, with two points, is in fourth position.

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  1. Malaysia v Britain was the best match i’ve ever seen and the last two scores from Malaysia were my most favourite. We should watch the matches live. It is free and the cheering was inspirational.

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