KARACHI: Pakistan continued with their spectacular type and drew the ultimate test 1-1 on the Belief Home Hockey Wairarapa Complicated, profitable the collection 2-1. Two tests led to draw.
The match started at a quick tempo. However objective eluded each groups. It was zero-zero on the half time. The impasse endured within the third quarter as nicely.Pakistan lastly broke the ice within the second minute of the final quarter, via an open play objective by Mohammad Irfan Jr.
The hosts, who wanted to win the match to degree the collection, fought again onerous. They equalised with 10 minutes left. Sam Lane despatched in a fierce reverse shot from the sting of the circle.There was no extra aim from both aspect.
New Zealand’s coach Smith appreciated Pakistan’s show. “Pakistan have been spectacular all through the collection,” he stated.
Pakistan’s coach Khuwaja Junaid expressed satisfaction on the efficiency of his workforce. “The boys are enhancing properly,” he stated. “No matter they’ve been taught in coaching camps confirmed of their efficiency,” he added.
He stated he needed the boys to proceed their greatest recreation in Australia, the place they might play a collection towards the world champions. Junaid stated that regardless of profitable towards New Zealand, Pakistan must enhance their recreation as a result of in coming days they need to play harder matches.
Pakistan’s efficiency towards New Zealand laudable: Alam
KARACHI: Pakistan Hockey Federation’s (PHF) Director Improvement and Home Naveed Alam stated on Thursday that Pakistan’s 2-1 victory towards New Zealand at their very own yard was an enormous achievement however it must be thought-about a milestone, not the ultimate vacation spot.
“Our workforce did an incredible job,” the previous Olympian informed PPI. “There have been loads of kids and uncapped gamers within the aspect as nicely. They put up an incredible efficiency. Nevertheless, we should not think about it as our final objective. We should always now give attention to Australian collection. I need to reiterate our precise aim is the World Cup,” he added.
He stated the PHF had tried to extend the pool of gamers, so it raised competitors amongst gamers, which paid dividends within the type of triumph on this collection.
Pakistan hockey workforce is getting ready for the Hockey World League’s semi-finals, to be held in London in June this yr, which may also function qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup.
Naveed stated that there was a time when Pakistan, 4 occasions world champion, used to beat New Zealand by large margins. “Nevertheless, New Zealand invested in its home construction and we didn’t. That is the rationale New Zealand have overtaken us,” Naveed stated.
He additional stated that the Inexperienced-shirts would discover Australia harder opponents within the 4-test collection, which commences on March 28 in Darwin. The 4 matches will probably be performed at Marrara Hockey Centre on March 28, 29, 31 and April 1.
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
Sign me up for the newsletter!
The content is the property of the Roznama Urdu and without permission of the publisher will be considered copyright infringement..