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New Zealand wins bronze on penalty strokes

india Updated: Oct 14, 2010 11:24 IST

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New Zealand defeated European champion England on penalty strokes to claim the bronze medal in the Commonwealth Games men's field hockey competition on Thursday. After the score was locked at 3-3 and extra time failed to produce a golden goal, New Zealand was on target with all its five shots from the spot and goalkeeper Kyle Pontifex brilliantly stopped Adam Dixon's third penalty stroke to clinch 5-3 win for the Kiwis.

The Mantell brothers _ Richard and Simon _ had pushed the playoff into extra time with two late goals in the second half as England came back from a two-goal deficit to draw level. Three-time champion Australia takes on India in the final later in the day.