Third straight defeat for Malaysia’s hockey team in test series

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia suffered its third straight defeat in the International Test Series after losing 0-1 to Japan at the National Hockey Stadium in Bukit Jalil on Tuesday (April 20) despite a much resilient performance.

Kazuma Murata’s goal in the 29th minute separated both sides as the Samurais have beaten the national twice after defeating them in the first game 3-0 on April 17.

The Speedy Tigers had their chances, primarily through penalty corners, but weren’t clinical enough to finish them.

Japan also had to thank their goalkeeper Takashi Yoshikawa, who pulled off brilliant saves during the game.

Malaysia will face Britain at the National Hockey Stadium on April 22 to wrap up the test series.

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