China thrash Malaysia 4-0 in women's Asian Champions Trophy

KUALA LUMPUR: The Speedy Tigresses suffered their third defeat in the women's Asian Champions Trophy in Ranchi when they were outplayed 4-0 by Asian Games gold medallist China on Tuesday.

Zhong Jiaqi netted a hat-trick in the 16th, 30th and 51st minutes to take her tally to seven goals. Zou Meirong scored the other goal in the 22nd minute.

Malaysia have one point from a draw and three defeats.

They drew 1-1 with Asian Games silver medallist South Korea but they were beaten by Japan (3-0) and India (5-0).

China dominated the match, scoring three of their 12 penalty corner attempts.

Defender Raja Norsharina Raja Shabuddin said they fought hard but China were just too strong.

"However, we hope to bounce back against against Thailand on Thursday."

In an earlier match, Korea defeated Thailand 3-0.

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