Kane Williamson reveals how bowlers in New Zealand outsmarted India against a batting lineup that potentially included the best middle order in the Wellington Test.
Skipper Kane Williamson from New Zealand thanked his bowlers for a top-notch display and said getting the simple things right had helped his side rebound from Australia’s 3-0 drubbing to beat India, top-ranked test side in the world on Monday by 10 wickets.
New Zealand wrapped up the win at the Basin Reserve in the first test before lunch on the fourth day, ending India’s undefeated seven-match run in the World Test Championship for the International Cricket Council.
The Kiwi skipper also showered his debutant with praise over the performance of Kyle Jamieson against India.
“It’s just about stripping things back a little bit,” Williamson told journalists.
“You can get carried away thinking about results (especially) when you have a number of poor ones and sometimes they want for a good one can be a distraction to getting it.
“So it’s about focusing on the things that are important, the roles that give us the best chance of success, and if we do that the result manifests (itself).
“I think that’s what we saw in this game and that was what was pleasing.”
The Blackcaps have also taken a 1-0 lead in the two-match Test series with this win. Tim Southee has got Man-of – the-match who had snatched nine Indian wickets, was glad he had some swing in his bid.
After taking an 8-run lead, Tim Southee bagged a fiver as India visitors were all-out for 191/10. That was also the 10th five-fors for Southee in the game’s longest format.
This was the first loss to India in the current World Test Championship, too. New Zealand has meanwhile recorded its 100th Test win.