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Black Sticks hit eight past India

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 16/05/2017

Stacey Michelsen has bagged a hat-trick for the Black Sticks women who have romped to an 8-2 thrashing of India. © Phil Walter/Getty Images Stacey Michelsen has bagged a hat-trick for the Black Sticks women who have romped to an 8-2 thrashing of India. The Black Sticks have delivered an even more emphatic lesson in attacking hockey to India, winning the second women's Test 8-2 in Pukekohe.

Two days after opening the five-Test series with a 4-1 win, world No.5 New Zealand rolled out a sumptuous display on Tuesday to leave the 12th-ranked visitors' defence in shreds.

Veteran midfielder Stacey Michelsen bagged three of the first four goals, while forward Sam Harrison snared a double, including the opener in the third minute.

Four goals came in the last eight minutes, with Madison Doar and Steph Dickins both registering the first goals for their country. The other went to Kirsten Pearce.

India's goals came either side of the three-quarter mark, through Lilima Minz and Anupa Barla.

The third Test is in Pukekohe on Wednesday before the series shifts to Hamilton for the two final games.

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