Commonwealth Games: Men's Black Sticks claim silver after loss to Australia

  • 15/04/2018
Men's Black Sticks after the gold medal match against Australia
The men's Black Sticks after Saturday's gold medal match. Photo credit: AAP

The New Zealand men's hockey team has claimed a Commonwealth Games silver medal after being beaten 2-0 by Australia.

Second-quarter goals from Aaron Kleinschmidt and Matthew Dawson gave Australia a commanding two-goal lead on Saturday before going on to win their sixth straight Games title.

Retiring Kookaburras captain Mark Knowles, 34, had a chance to score a farewell goal in the final period but fired his penalty stroke high and wide.

AAP / Newshub.