Malaysia reach Junior Asia Cup semi-final after beating Bangladesh 5-1

Mohd Syamim Naim Abdul Hamid (centre) making a goal attempt against Bangladesh in the men's Junior Asia Cup in Sallah, Oman on May 25. - AHF pic.

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia made a giant step in reaching the semi-final of the men’s Junior Asia Cup after beating Bangladesh 5-1 in Salalah, Oman on Thursday (May 25).

Striker Shahmie Irfan Suhaimi starred with a hattrick by converting penalty corners in the 13th, 43rd and 59th minutes.

Shafiq Ikhmal Daniel Suzaini scored a field goal in the eighth minute, while Mohd Syamim Naim Abdul Hamid converted another penalty corner in the 15th minute.

Bangladesh scored their solitary goal through Muhammad Abdullah, who converted a 37th-minute penalty corner.

Malaysia are in Group B with South Korea, Uzbekistan, Oman and Bangladesh where two teams will advance to the last four.

Group A consists of defending champions India, Pakistan, Japan, Thailand and Taiwan.

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