India had earlier beaten Japan 4-1 and China 3-1 in its previous matches. With three convincing wins, India qualified for the final on Sunday as table topper with nine points.
For India, goals were scored by Gurjit Kaur (17th minute), Vandana Katariya (33rd) and Ialremsiami (40th) while Nuraini Rashid (36th) and Hanis Onn (48th) scored for Malaysia.
The first quarter saw both teams trade penalty corners with India opening the account in the very first minute of the match which put Malaysia on a backfoot. However, good penalty corner defending saw Malaysia steer clear of an early goal by drag-flicker Gurjit Kaur.
India made its first break through when penalty corner specialist Gurjit Kaur improvised on lilima Minz’ injection to strike the ball past Malaysian goalkeeper. She kept her flick low to find the bottom right corner of the post, fetching India a 1-0 lead.