Indian eves beat NZ in 4th Test, take unbeatable series lead

The Indian women`s hockey team continued its unbeaten run and notched up an emphatic 3-1 win over New Zealand in the fourth Test to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the five-match series here today.

Last Updated: May 22, 2010, 11:04 AM IST

Wellington: The Indian women`s hockey team
continued its unbeaten run and notched up an emphatic 3-1 win
over New Zealand in the fourth Test to take an unassailable
2-0 lead in the five-match series here today.

India trailed 0-1 at half time but came back strongly
after the break with three goals from skipper Surinder Kaur
(43rd), Saba Anjum (64th minute) and Rani Rampal (69th
minute).

The lone Black Sticks goal came in the 21st minute when
Piki Hamahona struck on a rebound.

India also had their share of chances in the first half
but couldn`t convert any of them.

However, the team found its rhythm in the second half and
put away three field goals.

Surinder scored from a deflection in the 43rd minute
before Saba Anjum flicked one in from close range in the 64th
minute.

Rani then sealed the series win with a breakaway goal
right on full-time.

India won the first Test in Palmerston North a week ago.
The second Test in Palmerston North and the third Test in
Napier ended in draws.

The fifth and final Test would be played here tomorrow.

PTI

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