First day of the action at Perth in the Super Series Hockey 9s saw Australia winning both their matches while Malaysian Women losing both, Indin women winning the first-ever such match, Kiwis thrashing Indian Men, while Pakistan complaining against the umpiring in a close match.
Matches and Results
The first day saw high voltage matches, with Indian women becoming the first-ever team to win a Hockey 9s match, while Malaysian women losing both their matches.
Ind 3- 1 Malaysia
Aus 2-1 Malaysia
Casey Eastham Noor and Renee Trost (Aus) Hasliza Md Ali (Mal)
In the Men’s section the first few minutes decided both the games. While Australia and Pakistan scored all 5 goals of the match in first 14 minutes, Pakistan screamed continuously about biased umpiring.
Australia 3 – 2 Pakistan
Mark Knowles, Glenn Turner and Jamie Dwyer (Aus), Shakeel Abbasi and Abdul Haseem Khan (Pak)
Kiwis trounced Indian men with 3 quick goals in the first 10 minutes and later adding another 3 against a clueless Indian team. Jeness became the first player to score a hattrick in this format.
New Zealand 6-3 India
Stephen Jennes (3), Blair Hilton, Benjamin, Joe baker (NZ), Danish, Sardar Singh, Ravi Pal Singh (Ind)