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Hockey: Australia claim 8th title in Malaysia

Published on Mar 24, 2014 12:28 AM

IPOH, Malaysia (AFP) - Australia triumphed in hockey's Sultan Azlan Shah Cup on Sunday, claiming their eighth title by smashing home team Malaysia 8-3.

Both teams are World Cup-bound, and this tournament signals their preparations for the event to be held from late May.

But there was no question that the Australians - defending champions and two-time World Cup winners - were far superior to all the other teams in this year's meet.

The world No.1 were in fiery form from the start in the final as they took a 3-1 first-half lead against the world No.13.

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