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Azlan Shah Cup: India finish 5th

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DHAKA, Oct. 23, 2017 (Xinhua) -- Players of India celebrate after winning the final of Asia Cup Hockey 2017 in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Oct. 22, 2017. India clinched the title for the third time by defeating Malaysia with 2-1 in the final. (Xinhua/Salim Reza/IANS) by .
Players of India celebrate after winning the final of Asia Cup Hockey 2017 in Dhaka, Bangladesh (Xinhua/Salim Reza/IANS)

India thrash Ireland to finish 5th at Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament … reports Asian Lite News.

DHAKA, Oct. 23, 2017 (Xinhua) -- Players of India celebrate after winning the final of Asia Cup Hockey 2017 in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Oct. 22, 2017. India clinched the title for the third time by defeating Malaysia with 2-1 in the final. (Xinhua/Salim Reza/IANS) by .
Indian Hockey team. (Xinhua/Salim Reza/IANS)

India finished fifth at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament with a 4-1 thrashing of Ireland here on Saturday.

Varun Kumar scored twice from penalty corners while Shilanand Lakra and Gurjant Singh got the other goals for India.

Julian Dale exploited some poor marking by the Indian defenders to get a consolation goal for the European minnows in the final quarter.

India thus avenged the 2-3 loss to Ireland in their last league stage match on Friday which had eliminated their already slim chances of qualifying for the medal rounds.

Ireland finished sixth in the tournament.

Saturday’s match capped a rather insipid campaign for India during which the only positive results were a 5-1 rout of hosts Malaysia and a 1-1 draw with European powerhouse England.