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India 4-0 New Zealand: 3rd/4th place playoff, Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2017, As It Happened!

India 4-0 New Zealand, FULL TIME
Updated: 06 May 2017 17:48 IST - Published: 06 May 2017 17:04 IST
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India saved the best for last. And what a performance. The Penalty Corners finally were converted. SV Sunil and Talwinder Singh with their first goals of the tournament.

Sardar Singh and Manpreet with outstanding in midfield and the Indian defence was at its impregnable.

Roelant Oltmans should be a happy man today.
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And that's it!! The hooter sounds. Comprehensive win for INDIA!!!
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60' - INDIAAAA SCOREEE!!!

Talwinder with the goal. Gets a ball near the baseline at the edge of the circle. Cuts in and hits on the reverse and that is 4-0.


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59' -  Rain is tumbling down here as India look to wrap this up!!
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58' - WHAT A BALL!!

Sardar Singh is back in his element in this game. Goes out to Pardeep on the right. He tries to catch Manchester out in goal. Goes for a shot instead of a pass but the Kiwi keeper is there at hand to keep the shot out.
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And that appeal has been upheld. NO GOAL!!!
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But wait!! NZ are appealing this for a backstick from Manpreet.
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57' - GOAAALLL!!

Manpreet leads the break. Gives it off to Yousuf who goes back to skipper. And he makes a meal of it. He hits into the surface and that bounces over the keeper and into the net.
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56' - Sloppy from Harjeet. Passes to an imaginary teammate on his left. Goes out of play.
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55' -  Talwinder again gets into the circle from the left. Looks for a foot. But can't do that. NZ clear.
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23 circle penetrations by IND compared to 7 by NZ tells you the story. Utterly dominant.
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53'  - India work the ball around beautifully. Into Talwinder on the left who gets in the circle but his pullback is not going to find anyone at the end of it.
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52' -  Lane trying to make inroads down the middle. But the Indian backline has been solid. They stand up to the test again.
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51' - OFF THE POST!!!

What a great move!! Sardar to Manpreet Junior who has space and sweeps one in. Yousuf on the dive. Gets his stick. But that comes off the frame of the goal.
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50' - Manpreet is down. Seems to have taken a knock. Accidentally Ross' stick hit his face. But he is back on his feet.
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49' - India looking at ease. They should have the game in the bag now. But they can't yet lose focus.
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48' - WHAT A GOAAAALLLLL!!!!!!

Chinglensana finds Mandeep who takes his time on the right-hand side of the circle near the baseline. He spins and puts the ball across and a timely deflection from SV SUNIL who moved across and deflected the ball to the far post.

His first of the tournament.
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47' - But a stick check from Mandeep brings the Indian attack to an end.
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46' - Poor from New Zealand. Bennett with a mistrap and India spring on to the front foot.
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India gets us underway for the last 15  minutes of the game.
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And that's it. The third quarter comes to an end.
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45' - Pardeep Mor tries to get the ball in as he slaps it from the right. But Russell is there again. He is a real rock at the back for the Kiwis.
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45' - Into the final minute and India enjoying the lion's share of the possession. They have not allowed NZ to get into the game at any point of time.
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43' - Chinglensana and Akashdeep try to find an opening. But that is not going to be so easy.