South Koreans clinical

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South Korea, the Asian champions, beat India 3-1 to win the eight- nation Indira Gandhi Tournament in New Delhi yesterday before a 10,000- strong crowd, writes Bill Colwill. Australia, 3-1 winners against Kazakhstan, took the bronze medal, while the experimental England squad beat Malaysia 5-3 in a penalty-stroke shoot-out, after a 2-2 draw, to finish in fifth place.

Although India dominated much of the play, Korea, with a clinical penalty- corner drill, scored three times from their five awards. Corner goals from Seok-Lee and Kyo-Shin put the Koreans in the driving seat before Edward Aranha, after a defence-splitting move from Dhanraj Pillay, pulled a goal back for India. With six minutes remaining, Kyo-Shin converted his second penalty corner to put the game beyond doubt.

England twice came from behind to draw and force the shoot-out, Bobby Crutchley's 16th-minute penalty stroke equalising a ninth-minute penalty corner from Maninderjit Singh. Noor Saiful put Malaysia ahead again in the 47th minute before Calum Giles struck for England in the 60th minute after Guy Fordham had made the running.

ENGLAND: S Mason (Firebrands); J Wyatt (Reading), I Morrison (Old Loughtonians), S Hazlitt (Hounslow, capt), B Waugh (Southgate), M Sutton (Bournville), B Sharpe (Cannock), G Fordham ( Hounslow), N Conway (Old Loughtonians), J Lee (East Grinstead), B Crutchley (Hounslow). Substitutes used: C Giles (Havant), J Wallis (Teddington), D Woods (Southgate).

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