13 May 2010

Australia surrender three-goal lead at Shah Cup

6:40 am on 13 May 2010

The men's hockey world champions Australia let slip a three-goal advantage to earn a 5-5 draw with Pakistan in an exciting match at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia.

Both teams fielded many young players and Pakistan overcame a shaky start to share the points after scoring a last-minute goal.

Australia led 4-1 at half-time.

Malaysia, meanwhile, stunned India 5-2 to keep alive their chances of making the final.

It was the biggest margin of victory ever achieved by a Malaysian team over India, the defending champions

But India still lead the standings with 10 points and a win over Egypt on Saturday will give them a place in the final.