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Australia clinch 6th Azlan Shah Cup

By The Assam Tribune

IPOH (MALAYSIA), May 15 (PTI): Dragflicker Christopher Ciriello scored a golden goal from a penalty corner as World champions Australia clinched their sixth Azlan Shah Cup hockey title beating Pakistan here today.

Ciriello�s drag-flick in the 13th minute of extra period went into the roof of the goal post to give Australia a 3-2 victory over Pakistan in the summit clash.

The two teams were tied 2-2 at the end of regulation period, with Australian goals coming from Ciriello (11th minute) and Glenn Turner (44th) and Pakistan scoring through Sohail Abbas (31st) and Rehan Butt (62nd).

Australia have now won the Azlan Shah Cup six times, overtaking India�s record of five titles.

The Azlan Shah Cup was the only title Australia did not win in 2010, when they became the first team to win the World Cup, Champions Trophy and Commonwealth Games in one year.

Australia last won the title here in 2007, while three-time champions Pakistan last climbed atop the podium in 2003.

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Australia clinch 6th Azlan Shah Cup

IPOH (MALAYSIA), May 15 (PTI): Dragflicker Christopher Ciriello scored a golden goal from a penalty corner as World champions Australia clinched their sixth Azlan Shah Cup hockey title beating Pakistan here today.

Ciriello�s drag-flick in the 13th minute of extra period went into the roof of the goal post to give Australia a 3-2 victory over Pakistan in the summit clash.

The two teams were tied 2-2 at the end of regulation period, with Australian goals coming from Ciriello (11th minute) and Glenn Turner (44th) and Pakistan scoring through Sohail Abbas (31st) and Rehan Butt (62nd).

Australia have now won the Azlan Shah Cup six times, overtaking India�s record of five titles.

The Azlan Shah Cup was the only title Australia did not win in 2010, when they became the first team to win the World Cup, Champions Trophy and Commonwealth Games in one year.

Australia last won the title here in 2007, while three-time champions Pakistan last climbed atop the podium in 2003.