ISLAMABAD Australia ill play old foes New Zealand in a trans-Tasman finish to field hockeys inaugural International Super Series Hockey 9s in Perth on Sunday (today) as Pakistan just missed out. In the womens side of the event, the hosts Australia will play India in the decider. Pakistan had the chance to advance to the final, but could only draw 1-1 with New Zealand. Though Pakistan dominated against New Zealand for the most part of the match but failed to beat determined Kiwis who had earlier thrashed India by 6-3. Pakistan are blamed themselves for ouster from the tournament as they missed too many scoring chances. Pakistan got first penalty corner in the 5th minute and Shafqat Rasool put the ball in to the net to give Pakistan 1-0 lead, Kiwis responded well and levelled the score 1-1 in the 12th minute with a superb diving reverse stick shot from Joel Baker. Pakistan goalkeeper Imran Shah was once again showed outstanding form and made at least four or five brilliant saves to deny the Kiwis lead. Like the first half Pakistan wasted numerous goal scoring chances in the second half. In the last minute Pakistan also failed to convert short-corner and held 1-1 that helped Kiwis entry into the final. Meanwhile speaking exclusively with TheNation Pakistan teams captain Shakeel Abbasi said: New format of hockey provided the opportunity to youngsters to learn and improve their skills. We lost our first match against hosts Australia and play draw against arch-rivals and New Zealand that too was a very close match and could have gone either way if we have availed our chances the result could have been far different. He said that this event has provided us a good opportunity in getting us prepared for the upcoming Champions Trophy to be held in New Zealand in December. Shakeel while praising young goalkeeper Imran Shah, said that Imran has shown great potential and justified his selection with his outstanding goalkeeping. Imran is more than capable of filling the shoes of Salman Akbar in near future, he added. In the second match of the day host Australia send the India packing with 3-1 victory. Australia dominated the match and never allowed the Indians to settle down and play their natural game. In the womens final Australia will face India today (Sunday).