Hard & Fast: Black Sticks Men Wait

After a tough loss to Australia, the Black Sticks men handled their business against India with a 2-1 win. This win puts the kiwis in 2nd spot and they must now sit back and watch today's games (this evening NZT) with a keen eye.

India face Malaysia in the final game of the round robin stage, if Malaysia win by a narrow margin or draw with India then the kiwis will be through to the final where they'll face Australia.

If India win, they will go through ahead of the kiwis.

The kiwis defeated India on Wednesday in muggy Malaysian conditions, with goals coming via Kane Russell and Nick Wilson.

The Azlan Shah Cup goes straight to a finals day tomorrow, hopefully with the Black Sticks playing in the final and not the 3rd/4th playoff.