Pakistan came back strongly in the third Test against Newzealand . The drag flicks of Abu Mahmood have propelled Pakistan to a series-levelling men’s hockey win against New Zealand.

Mahmood scored a hat-trick in the 4-2 win in the third test at the National Hockey Stadium in Wellington on Monday night.

Pakistan's Abu Mahmood celebrates scoring one of his three goals against New Zealand
Pakistan’s Abu Mahmood celebrates scoring one of his three goals against New Zealand

The series now heads to the Clareville turf in the Wairarapa for the final two matches tied at 1-1.

While Mahmood provided the goals, it was an equalling impressive showing from Pakistan goalkeeper Amjad Ali, who made a string of impressive saves to help secure the win.

Pakistan vs Newzealand --3rd test
Pakistan vs Newzealand –3rd test

Mahmood completed his hat-trick midway through the final quarter, this time going high and to the right with his drag flick.

Pakistan 4 (Abu Mahmood 3, Abdul Haseem Khan) Black Sticks 2 (Cory Bennett, Stephen Jenness). HT: 1-0

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