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Black Sticks Men draw with Malaysia

Black Sticks Men draw with Malaysia

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<p>The Vantage Black Sticks Men have drawn 3-3 with hosts Malaysia in their second test in Kuala Lumpur</p>
<p class="">The Vantage Black Sticks Men have drawn 3-3 with hosts Malaysia in their second test ahead of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup which starts this weekend.<br>
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It was an evenly poised encounter with the score level 1-1 for much of the match before a flurry of goals from both sides in the final 10 minutes.<br>
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Canterbury’s Sam Lane opened the scoring for the Kiwis in the 19<sup>th</sup> minute through a well worked penalty corner shot.<br>
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Malaysia equalised thanks to a Marhan Jahlil penalty corner three minutes later and finally took the lead in the 53<sup>rd</sup> minute after Fitri Saari struck from the field.<br>
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But two goals in the 55<sup>th</sup> minute saw the Black Sticks surge into the lead when Stephen Jenness and Nick Ross both delivered field goals to put New Zealand up 3-2.<br>
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The hosts snatched a draw in the final minute of the game through a last minute penalty corner, which Faizal Saari sent into the goal.<br>
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The Vantage Black Sticks now head to Ipoh to prepare for their opening game at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup against Australia at 10pm this Saturday.<br>
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All New Zealand games will be broadcast live on SKY Sport.<br>
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<a href="http://blacksticks.co.nz/News/2017-sultan-azlan-shah-cup">CLICK HERE for more on the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup</a><br>
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VANTAGE BLACK STICKS 3:</strong> (Sam Lane, Stephen Jenness, Nick Ross)<br>
<strong>MALAYSIA 3:</strong> (Marhan Jahlil, Fitri Saari, Faizal Saari)<br>
<strong>Halftime:</strong> 1-1<br>
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