May 6, 2 years ago

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup : India crushed Black Caps by 4-0 to win Bronze Medal Azlan Shah Cup : India crushed Black Caps by 4-0 to win Bronze Medal

India after loosing out to Malaysia yesterday, showed a solid stuff to defeat New zealand in Bronze medal play-off of Sultan Azlan Shah Cup.

India out struck Black Caps by defeating them 4-0 to win the Bronze. India was in control for most of the time & didn’t let the heartbreak of yesterday’s defeat against Malaysia get heavy on them.

India started off well against New zealand in the first quarter, as they put immense pressure on Black Caps by more possessions & circle penetrations, despite having an upper hand India failed to capitalise the chances into goal & the first quarter ended goal less.

In the first 2 minutes of second quarter, Akashdeep helped India to get their 2nd penalty corner which was converted exceptionally well by the Rupinder Pal Singh to put India on lead by 1-0. This was Rupinder’s only second goal of the tournament. New zealand tried to comeback in the game but India was still enjoying more ball possession in New zealand’s half.

With just 3 minutes to go for half time Mandeep Singh with a sudden burst of pace goes past three New Zealand players to help India in getting another penalty corner. Rupinder Pal was again the man who puts the ball low to the right of the goalkeeper to stretch the Indian lead by 2-0.

Men in Blue were leading their way by 2-0 over Black Caps at the end of Half Time.

New zealand had just 2 quarters left to bounce back in the match but Indian defence showed some good stuff in the absence of P. Sreejesh. Third quarter was not different as India continued to show their dominance over Black Caps but the quarter went goal less.

Last quarter started well for India, and with 5 minutes to go for the hooter, S.V. Sunil scored a field goal to stretch Indian supremacy by 3-0. Despite having a comfortable lead India continued to attack New zealand’s goal post & again with just a minute to go, Talwinder was able to get pass Black Cap’s defence scoring the fourth goal for India.

India’s dominance against New zealand will somewhat cover up the scars of defeat against low-ranked Malaysia. No doubt, Mandeep Singh was the start player for India in the tournament as he scored the most goals for India including a hat-rick he scored against Japan.

Finals well see Australia lock horns with Great Britain for the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup .


Sportstalk24 makes sure the users gets the best information about Live Cricket Score, Live football score, Sports Schedule and their favourite Sports Blog Posts.

Share "Sultan Azlan Shah Cup : India crushed Black Caps by 4-0 to win Bronze Medal" via

No comments yet.

Leave a reply

More in Hockey
4:03 pm, 1 month ago

Hockey World Cup 2018: India Vs Netherlands Live Streaming Info

Indian Hockey Team will take on Netherlands tonight in the quarterfinals with a aim to take a step closer to end their 43-year long wait to lift the men’s Hockey World Cup title. India qualified directly to the quarterfinals after a enormous sh…

10:45 pm, 7 months ago

Champions Trophy: India storms into final after playing a draw with Netherlands

India eked out a thrilling 1-1 draw against hosts Netherlands to enter the final of the Champions Trophy in Breda on Saturday to qualify for the much awaited Gold medal match against Australia. …

7:55 pm, 7 months ago

Champions Trophy 2018: India defeats Pakistan by 4-0 in the opener

After a lackluster performance in the Commonwealth Games, Indian hockey team has started the Champions Trophy on high after defeating their arch-rivals Pakistan by 4-0 in the opening match at Breda, Holland….