Rockingham, Australia: Comeback Kid S V Sunil and new sensation Yuvraj Walmiki combined well to help India men's hockey team overcome a fighting New Zealand 5-4 in the second international friendly here on Tuesday.
India took a three-goal lead within the first 22 minutes of play. But because of their poor defence they allowed the Kiwis to stage come back and equalise early in the second half here at Hellswood Sports Complex in Mundrah.
Yuvraj's stunner off the feed of Sunil in the 60th minute once again gave India a lead and then Tushar Khandkar consolidated it three minutes later. And though New Zealand managed to score another goal towards the end of the match, but they fell short by a goal.