Auckland (New Zealand), Mar. 1: India won the fourth men''s hockey test 2-0 against New Zealand in Auckland today to secure the series by the same margin.
Second-half strikes by Sandeep Singh and Dilip Tirkey settled the issue a day after the teams fought out a 1-1 draw at the same venue in the third international.
They were perhaps fortunate not to be behind at half-time after the New Zealanders felt they should have had a goal two minutes before the interval.
New Zealand were instead awarded a stroke after the ball hit an Indian body, stopping a certain goal.
The Indians successfully appealed on the grounds that the ball had hit a New Zealand foot earlier.