Azlan Shah Cup: Australia beat New Zealand 3-2 to reach finals

Jacob Whetton's twin strikes in the space of two minutes, in the 38th and 39th minutes, put Australia on the driver's seat, while Matt Gohdes took it further away from New Zealand in the 42nd minute with a field goal, his effort the culmination of a neat combo with Daniel Mirecki.

updated: March 16, 2013 18:08 IST
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Ipoh, Malaysia: Six-time champions Australia notched up a thrilling 3-2 victory over New Zealand today to set up a summit clash with three-time finalists Malaysia at the Sultan Azlan Shah hockey tournament on Sunday.

In the final round robin match today, New Zealand needed a win to edge out Australia but it was the Kookaburras who had the upper hand today as they took their tally to 11 points. New Zealand finished their engagements with six points.

Malaysia made it to the final with a tally of eight points, irrespective of the result against India in the last league match later in the day.

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