India will start as favourites against Malaysia when the two teams will face each other in the Super 4 stage of the Asia Cup 2017 hockey in Dhaka on Thursday. India had an impressive run of form in the group stages as they dominated their opponents and were able to qualify for the next round with an unbeaten record. They were not so impressive against South Korea in the next round, but a draw kept their unbeaten record intact. Malaysia defeated Pakistan 3-2 in the other Super 4 encounter on Wednesday. Get live score and updates from India vs Malaysia, Asia Cup hockey here.
16:53 hrs IST: India need to win this game to better their chances of qualifying for the final
16:50 hrs IST: This will be their second Super 4 game before taking on Pakistan on Saturday.
16:47 hrs IST: India drew 1-1 against defending champions South Korea in their first Super 4 clash.
16:45 hrs IST: India defeated Japan, Bangladesh and Pakistan to top Pool A and enter the Super 4.
16:40 hrs IST: Will fortune favour the Indian hockey team? After all they are playing on a very auspices day
16:35 hrs IST: Before anything Happy Diwali to one and all
16:30 hrs IST: Hello and welcome to the live blog of the Asia Cup Super 4 match between India and Malaysia
India struggled against defending champions South Korea in the first round robin encounter and it took a late strike from Gurjant Singh to salvage a draw for them.
India’s last Super 4 match is against arch-rivals Pakistan, whom they have defeated 3-1 in the pool stages. As per the tournament rules, the top two teams from the Super 4 stage will qualify for the final to be held on Sunday.