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Highlights Sultan Azlan Shah Cup, India vs New Zealand, hockey scores and updates: India 3-0 New Zealand at FT
  • And that's all from the Azlan Shah Stadium. India's next match is against World Champions and reigning Azlan Shah champions Australia on Tuesday.

  • Harmanpreet Singh is the man-of-the-match but it was Pardeep Mor who impressed the most with his runs down the flank. India have beaten NZ 3-0.

  • The scorers for India in their 3-0 win over NZ are: Mandeep Singh, Harmanpreet Singh (2).

  • INDIA HAVE BEATEN NZ 3-0. THAT'S 3 POINTS FOR THEM. THEY ARE UNBEATEN IN THE TOURNAMENT AFTER DRAWING THE FIRST MATCH AGAINST GB.

  • India bring in their second keeper Chikte Akash in place of veteran Sreejesh with three minutes remaining: Arasu (01.57, 4th Q)

  • Rupinder Pal Singh takes his first penalty corner of the match. And the powerful flick is saved by Kiwi GK Devon Manchester. (03:13, 4th Q)

  • Less than 5 minutes left in the match and India look set to gain three points. And they earn their 7th PC here.

  • Immense pressure from India. The Asian Games champions are looking to increase the lead. But the Kiwi defence manages to hold on. It's a 3-0 lead for India. (06.00, 4th Q)

  • India controlling the play. The Kiwis, kind of unable to get going in the 4th quarter. India has pinned them down. India lead 3-0. (08.26, 4th Q)

  • After a great setpeice earlier, India make a mess of their fifth but manage to force a sixth penalty corner. It was a much better execution in the sixth but Harmanpreet's low drive was blocked by Devon Manchester. (09.52, 4th Q)

  • Harmanpreet misses the flick. Ball shoots past the post. India still lead 3-0. (11.10, 4th Q)

  • Stopped by Chinglesana, Harmanpreet misses the ball. But the Australian umpire Steve Rogers points for a 6th PC. (12.42, 4th Q)
     

  • That goal came off India's 4th PC. And now they have a 5th PC to increase the lead once again.

  • India have got another PC in the 4th quarter. HARMANPREET GETS HIS SECOND GOAL. INDIA LEAD 3-0.

  • The last and 4th quarter begins. India need to add another goal to make the match safe. But if the Indian defence keeps playing the way have, it will be difficult for the Kiwis to penetrate. (14.09, 4th Q)

  • Some fine moves in the 3rd quarter by Mandeep and Pardeep Mor. But the Kiwi GK Devon Manchester kept the shots out.

  • THAT'S THE END OF THE 3RD QUARTER. INDIA LEAD 2-0.

  • The Black Sticks seem to have lost their attacking sting. They have not been able to trouble the better organised Indian defense: Arasu (00.54, 3rd Q)

  • Total possession by India. Kiwis hardly getting a look in. India lead 2-0 with under 3 minutes left in the 3rd quarter.

  • Chinglesana to Harjeet and then the ball is relayed to Mandeep. But the hard hit goes off the Kiwi GK's stick. India lead 2-0. (04.02, 3rd Q)

  • The Kiwis are desperately trying to create some space. But the Indian defence is rock solid. And there is a lovely move by Sardar to Akashdeep whose shot flies over the goal. India lead 2-0. (05.52, 3rd Q)

  • India are not sitting on the two goal cushion. They are making forays into their opponent's D more frequently but are wasting the opportunities with some poor finishing: Arasu (09.28, 3rd Q)

  • Yet again a Mor move with Akashdeep but SV Sunil misjudged his run and the ball runs over the line. Time for Sunil to pull up his socks. India 2-0. (10.16, 3rd Q)

  • Lovely cross from Pardeep Mor but Mandeep and Akashdeep, both miss to latch on. India lead 2-0 (12.00, 3rd Q)

  • The teams are back for the 3rd quarter. Expect NZ to press harder and try to reduce the margin. It's India on the attack with Akashdeep showcasing his delicate skills. (13.34, 3rd Q)

  • Even though India lead 2-0, NZ would be disappointed at not getting onto the score board. But a huge credit to Mandeep for that opening goal. It was a striker's goal and that's why Mandeep can be extremely dangerous in the opponent's striking circle. Harmanpreet Singh's flick did the trick and India lead 2-0. Lot of intent in the 2nd quarter. And the results are there.

  • END OF THE 2ND QUARTER. INDIA LEAD 2-0. GOALS BY MANDEEP SINGH AND HARMANPREET.
     

  • Slipshod work by Harjeet as he again allows the ball to slip away. India miss a chance to increase the lead in the dying seconds of the 2nd quarter.

  • NZ lose the referral and the PC is on.

  • India have their 3rd PC, all in the 2nd quarter. (00.16, 2nd Q)

  • But it's a bad stop by Harjeet as he let's the ball run over the stick. It was a good chance to score another in the 2nd quarter. India lead 2-0. (00.59, 2nd Q)

  • Sardar to Manpreet and India get their 2nd PC of the quarter.

  • It's Harmanpreet's first goal of the tournament. Part of the Rio Olympic team and then the junior World Cup winning team, a lot is expected from Harmanpreet as a defender and penalty corner convertor.

  • AND HARMANPREET SINGH SLOTS A PERFECT PENALTY FLICK ALONG THE CARPET. IT'S 2-0 TO INDIA. (03.43, 2ND Q)

  • India have their 1st PC of the match. Can they increase the lead?

  • It's a perfect poacher's goal. Chinglesana created the move and his shot going a little high was swept past the Kiwi goalkeeper by Mandeep. It's a superb piece of opportunism. Mandeep gets his second goal of the tournament. India lead 1-0 with 4 minutes left in the 2nd quarter.

  • IT'S A MANDEEP SINGH GOAL. INDIA HAS THE LEAD 1-0. (07.04, 2NDQ)

  • India back in full force the last couple of minutes is pinning New Zealand in their own half but have failed to get a real crack on goal: Arasu (08.22, 2nd Q)

  • India playing possession. But Kiwis are pushing the Indians to make early passes. No build-ups are being allowed. Still India sneak through and a Sardar pass goes to Manpreet junior whose hit is saved by the Kiwi GK. (09.21, 2ndQ)

  • The 2nd quarter begins and NZ is straight away into the attack. India is down to ten men as Mandeep has a green card from the 1st quarter. Wilcox has a try but Sreejesh makes an easy save.(13.28, 2ndQ)

  • The 1st quarter has been disappointing except for the chance that Sunil had towards the end. NZ had a penalty corner which Sreejesh saved. We should see more movement in the 2nd quarter.

  • Green card for Mandeep for not getting out of the way of a free hit. The 1st quarter is over. It's 0-0.

  • Sunil Sowmarpet's attempt whizzes pass the Kiwi goalmouth. The Black Stick's defence marshaled by their skipper Arun Panchia has coped well in curtailing the Indian attack thus far: Arasu (01:17, 1st Q)

  • Best chance of the quarter falls to SV Sunil off a perfect pass from Manpreet Singh. But Sunil mishits and the ball rolls past the post. (02.37, 1st Q)

  • 13:49 (IST)

    A Pardeep Mor pass and Akashdeep had a look at the Kiwi goal. But the shot was high. Coming just after Stephen Jenness had a reverse hit saved by Sreejesh. Pace increases in the match as both teams try and find space. (04.02, 1st Q)
     

  • Not the best of hits from Sam Lane as Sreejesh Parattu has it well covered. Kiwis miss their chance of getting an early goal: Arasu (06.38, 1st Q)

  • 13:46 (IST)

    A few pictures of the Indian team training before the match started

  • But Indian captain P Sreejesh saves by taking it on the pads. The rebound doesn't fall near a Kiwi stick.

  • 13:45 (IST)

  • Five minutes into the 1st quarter and not a shot on goal from either of the teams. But here we are as NZ get their 1st PC of the quarter. (09.48, 1st Q)

Preview: India were held to a 2-2 draw by Britain in the opening match of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament on Saturday.

Strikers Akashdeep Singh (19th minute) and Mandeep Singh (47th minute) scored for India while Tom Garson (25th minute) and Alan Forsyth (53rd minute) sounded the boards for Britain.

Manpreet Singh Sr was one of the outstanding players for India, setting up both Indian goals.

 Highlights Sultan Azlan Shah Cup, India vs New Zealand, hockey scores and updates: India 3-0 New Zealand at FT

File photo of the Indian hockey team. Image courtesy: Twitter

The teams were locked 1-1 at half-time.

Last year's runners-up India will take on New Zealand in their next match on 30 April.

The game began with an interesting first quarter as both teams were on par with each other with some impeccable defensive skills giving little room to both sets of forwards.

The only shot on goal during the opening quarter came in the ninth minute when Britain's Sam Ward struck a reverse hit but failed to beat Indian goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh.

While Britain's defence restricted India to just three entries into the penalty circle, their forwards managed four.

India were quick to get off the blocks in the second quarter by winning their first penalty corner in the 19th minute, thanks to some good work by Pardeep Mor.

The Indians almost botched up the set piece thanks to a miss-trap by Sumit. But off the resultant goal mouth melee, Akashdeep fired in a rebound to give India the lead.

Despite the setback, Britain continued to attack and Christopher Griffiths played a crucial role in earning the equaliser when he came up with some skillful stick work to beat several Indian defenders and find Tom Carson inside the penalty circle.

Carson produced a superb finish to fire the ball in at the far post. There was little India skipper Sreejesh could do to deny the goal.

Both teams continued to play an attacking game after the restart but some good work by the defenders on both ends of the field ensured that no goals were scored in the third quarter.

India came close to earning their second penalty corner in the early minutes of the third quarter but a well thought-through video referral by Britain denied them the opportunity.

India continued to play a tactical game, experimenting with different formations in their attempt to find an opening.

With little less than three minutes to go for the third break, SV Sunil produced some electrifying pace to carry on possession on a counter-attack but couldn't muster a goal after charging into the striking circle.

India regained the upper hand in the early stages of the final quarter when Manpreet Singh displayed some exceptional skills to beat several Britain defenders to find Sunil in the penalty circle.

Sunil's accurate assist found Mandeep who tapped in at the near post.

However, Britain continued to attack and equalised for the second time in the match when Forsyth found the back of the net to steal a point for his team.

It was high drama in the striking circle with a bit of a scramble to find space and finally Mark Gleghorne came up with the decisive final pass and Forsyth made little mistake in converting it to ensure a nerve-wracking finish.

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Updated Date: Apr 30, 2017 15:40:19 IST