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Hockey World League: Bangladesh makes dismal start losing to Malaysia 0-3

05 Mar,2017

Information Minister Hasanul Haque Inu inaugurated the nine-day tournament  in a colorful ceremony prior to the Bangladesh-Malaysia match.


Dhaka, BdChronicle:

Hosts Bangladesh made a dismal start in the eight-nation Round-2 match of Hockey World League conceding 0-3 goals defeat against stronger Malaysia in their opening Pool A match at Maulana Bhashani National Hockey Stadium on Saturday.
 

Bangladesh conceded one goal each in the 1st, 2nd and 4th quarter of the match.
 

Jalil Marhan opened the Malaysia account in the 5th minute of the match by a field goal,  Rahim Razie doubled the lead in the 19th minute from a penalty corner to dominate the first half 2-0.
 

After a barren 3rd quarter, Nik Rosemi Aiman sealed the fate of the match scoring another field goal at the 54th minute.
 

In the match, Bangladesh failed to display their usual skill against their giant rival  except some scattered attempts. The home side also found off colored in the opponent territory and spoiled few chances came their way due to shakiness of the forwards.       
 


Information Minister Hasanul Haque Inu inaugurated the nine-day tournament  in a colorful ceremony prior to the Bangladesh-Malaysia match.
 

In the remaining Pool A matches, Bangladesh will play lowly Fiji on Sunday (Mar 5) while they face their arch-rival Oman on Tuesday (Mar 7), both at 4 pm at the same venue.    
 

Earlier in the day’s another Pool A match at the same venue, Oman outplayed Fiji by 7-0 goals. Bait Jandal Mohammed scored goals in the 27th, 38th and 46th minutes, all from penalty corners while Al Shatari Shafi (24th minute, FG), Rajab Basim Khatar (35th, PC), Al Shibli Qasim (45th, FG) and Al Nasseri Ashraf (58th, FG) one each for the winners.
 

In the day’s other two Pool B matches, stronger China secured a 7-3 goals victory against Ghana while Egypt beat Sri Lanka by 6-2 goals at the same venue.
 

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