The young Indian men's hockey team produced a spirited performance to beat Japan 1-0 and clinch the bronze medal in the Asia Cup on Wednesday.

South Korea clinched a record fifth Asia Cup title by beating Malaysia 2-1 in the summit clash.

Manjae Jung (17th) and Taeil Hwang (52nd) scored two field goals for Korea. Malaysia's lone goal came from the stick of Syed Cholan in the 25 minute.

Earlier in the day, India started brightly and pushed hard in the first five minutes of the match but their attacks fizzled once out inside the opposition D.

In the last five minutes of the first quarter, Japan pressed hard in search of the equaliser and mounted numerous raids but the Indian defence stood firm to hold on to their lead.

While Japan pressed hard in the remaining minutes, the Indians put numbers at the back to successfully defend their one goal lead and secure a podium finish.