Commonwealth Games 2006
Commonwealth Games 2006: Complete coverage
Deepak Thakur (left) and Ignace Tirkey of the Indian hockey team try to clear the ball past Malaysian defender.
India staged a strong fightback to hold Malaysia 1-1 in their opening match in the men's hockey competition at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne on Friday morning.
In a keen contest that saw both teams fail to take advantage of the chances that came their way, it was the Indians who held a slight edge but were unable to convert it into goals.
Photographs: AFP/Getty Images
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