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Easy hockey win for New Zealand

02 August 2002

New Zealand crushed Pakistan 7-1 on Friday, 2 August in a one-sided victory to complete the first of the men’s semi-finals.


Hayden Shaw celebrates yet another goal

Phillip Burrows rattled in four goals as New Zealand swept Pakistan aside with surprising ease after a great start with the first two goals coming in the opening three minutes.

Top scorer Burrows said: “It’s always fantastic scoring against Pakistan, especially when you get four. We made a great start and it all seemed to come together.”

Umesh Parag broke down the Pakistan defence to score the opening goal in their first attack with an amazing shot from open play and this was quickly added to with Bevan Hari’s high flick past Ahmed Alam.

The somewhat shell-shocked Alam was substituted in the ninth minute but even his replacement, Muhammad Qasim, could not stop Phillip Burrows’ close range shot making it 3-0.

The second half also began badly for the Pakistan side when ace penalty-shot taker Sohail Abbas failed to convert a short corner in the 43rd minute, courtesy of a super save from Paul Woolford.

Just a minute later Muhammad Nadeem scored his 200th international goal to make the score 3-1.

But the New Zealand goals kept coming. Burrows scored from a short corner and after a goal from leading scorer Hayden Shaw, Burrows got two more to ensure New Zealand will go into Sunday’s final on a confident high.

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