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Sunday December 8, 2013 MYT 10:31:00 PM
Monday December 9, 2013 MYT 12:43:16 AM
by s. ramaguru
Malaysia's G. Kavin Kartik (left) try to stop a South African player from going through in their Group D match of the Junior World Cup hockey tournament in New Delhi on Sunday. Malaysia won 2-1.
NEW DELHI: Malaysia beat South Africa 2-1 for their second win in the Junior World Cup at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here on Sunday to qualify for the quarter finals after England and New Zealand could only draw their match.
Mohamed Firhan Azhaari was again the hero, scoring the winning goal in the 42nd minute to put Malaysia through to the last eight on six points with a match to spare. South Africa, who beat England on Friday have three points and occupy second place in Group D.
“I was prepared for it. And thank God, I guessed the right way. I am glad to have saved the stroke as it helped us win the match,” he said.
The the later Group D match, New Zealand stormed back from two goals down to draw their match against England who went ahead through James Gall (14 min) and Luke Taylor (27 min).
The Kiwis replied via Kane Russell in the 39th minute and Matt Rees-Gibbs scored with two minutes remaining to keep their quarter-final hopes alive. Both teams have one point apiece going into the final match.
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