Abubakr Mahmood's hat-trick helps Pakistan beat New Zealand 4-2

Published: March 20, 2017


ISLAMABAD: Abubakr Mahmood  scored a hat-trick on his senior team debut as Pakistan beat New Zealand 4-2 in the third Test at Wellington’s National Hockey Stadium on Monday.

After losing the first game of the five-match series, the Greenshirts have shown great improvement; drawing the second game 2-2 on Saturday before going on to win the next.

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In the third match, the visitors were on song from the word go, and registered a thumping victory, courtesy Abubakr’s treble and Haseem Khan’s strike.

For the hosts, Cory Bennett and Stephen Jennes scored one goal apiece.

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