Chennai: Pakistan overwhelmed India 4-1, after leading 2-1 at half-time, to claim the trophy in the four-nation Singapore hockey challenge for men at the Delta Stadium in Singapore on Sunday.

Pakistan finished with nine points, winning all its three matches and scoring 18 goals in the process.

In the deciding match played before a capacity crowd, Haider Abbas and Haseem Khan scored two goals each, while Vikramjit Singh scored the lone goal for India.

Malaysia claimed the third spot with a 2-1 victory over Singapore.

Malaysian women win

In the women's section, Japan whipped India 5-2 in the final match of the four-team league, but that did not help its cause. It was Malaysia which emerged winner with seven points to Japan's six. Malaysia had beaten Japan 4-1, Singapore 4-0 and shared points with India.

Final standings: Men: Pakistan bt Malaysia 6-0; bt Singapore 8-0; bt India 4-1; India bt Singapore 3-1; bt Malaysia 4-3; Malaysia bt Singapore 2-1; Positions: 1. Pakistan, 2. India, 3. Malaysia, 4. Singapore.

Women: Malaysia bt Singapore 4-0; drew with India 1-1; bt Japan 4-1; Japan bt Singapore 8-0; bt India 5-2; India bt Singapore 6-0; Positions: 1. Malaysia, 2. Japan, 3. India, 4. Singapore.

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