The New Zealand Mens hockey team have finished fourth at the Sultan of Azlan Shah Cup after a 4-nil loss to India in the bronze medal match.
The Black Sticks struggled to create chances in the attacking circle but did show flashes of class, although none were converted into goals.
The Indians had a point to prove after missing out on teh final and played an outstanding game hockey, troubling the Black Sticks on both sides of the ball.
The Black Sticks conclude the tournament with two wins, one draw and three losses.
Head coach Darren Smith said while the end result wasn't what they were after, it had been a great few weeks of hockey for a young and evolving group.
"We couldn't hold possession of the ball tonight and this made India even more of a threat. For us to be effective against any team denying time, space and applying pressure is critical.
"We also need to ensure that our basic skills are sharp and we take sound options. Overall it's been a good two weeks, we've played nine games in 14 days with a team that has relished the opportunity to compete," Smith said.
He said the team will now focus on the World League Semi Final.