NZ beat South Africa in shootout to take 9th position

NEW DELHI: New Zealand has defeated South Africa 5-4 on penalties in the playoff for ninth at the field hockey World Cup.

Andrew Hayward''s third penalty corner goal with no time left at the end of regulation made it 4-4 and sent Friday''s match into extra time, where the teams could not produce another goal.

Then they went to penalty strokes, and both teams missed one early.

At 4-4, Lloyd Madsen missed for South Africa but Dean Couzins caught South Africa goalie Erasmus Pieterse diving the other way to seal the marathon win.