JOHOR BAHRU (Malaysia): India suffered a heart-breaking 2-3 loss to Great Britain to settle for the silver medal at the eighth Sultan of Johor Cup hockey tournament on Saturday.
ADVERTISEMENTThe silver, however, enabled India to better its last year's bronze medal finish here.
Great Britain, who finished runner-up last year, secured their second Sultan of Johor Cup title by virtue of Saturday's win.
The summit clash on Saturday was a repeat of round robin match between the two sides, where Great Britain got the better of India by identical margin.
India made a strong start to the final earning an early penalty corner opportunity and they capitalised on the chance when Vishnukant Singh scored from a rebound in the fourth minute.
India's enjoyed the lead for just three minutes as Great Britain drew level in the seventh minute through Daniel West's field goal.