Pakistan rallied again properly to degree the their second match towards New Zealand on the Wellington’s Nationwide Hockey Stadium in New Zealand, a press launch issued by the Pakistan Hockey Federation said.
The inexperienced shirts drew 2-2 towards the hosts, and are trailing zero-1 within the 5-test collection.
A reasonably even recreation was performed from the beginning, however New Zealand acquired their break off their first penalty nook by way of Sam Lane’s forceful push on the left aspect of the board. Pakistan adopted with two unsuccessful penalties.
The second aim by New Zealand got here when the hosts made a number of raids and a blunder by a Pakistan defender handed the ball to the opposing workforce. Mac Wilcox acquired possession of the ball, aspect-stepping a participant earlier than unleashing an angular prime of the circle carpet shot.
Within the 5 minutes that adopted, Pakistan tried their fourth penalty nook. Debutant Abu Bakr was given the prospect and didn’t disappoint as he despatched an outstanding low flick left of the web miner.
The second aim was scored by captain Haseem Khan, who capped in an exquisite proper aspect transfer with a primary-time contact.
New Zealand started the final quarter, and regardless of their greatest efforts they did not materialise any objectives, ending the sport in a draw.
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