A stupendous all-around effort by Williamson-led New Zealand team saw the host gets hammered in the most obnoxious manner possible. In the final encounter of the three-match T20 series, we witnessed a crackerjack of a performance from Kiwis, eventually upstaging India by 4 runs to seal the series 2-1. However, even when the result has been a great display by New Zealand team, Kiwi skipper rated the series win as an “isolated” one.
With World Cup being played in the 50-over format, Williamson didn’t rate T20 series win very high. Kane said the win was a big confidence booster for his side and its aim coming into the rubber was just to gel as a unit.
“We were sitting down and looking at what can we get at the end out of the series. It’s just about each game as it comes. As I said, we are looking at this series as an isolated series,” he said after the four-wicket win in the third T20 Sunday.
“We just don’t want to sit down and ask ourselves what we want to see in terms of an endpoint, we just wanted to gel as a group, play the sort of cricket we wanted to play and I think we did see that. The first game was a very good performance. It’s not always going to happen in T20 cricket and we saw that in the second game,” he said.
The final game between two sides went all down to the wire and to seal a great result in favor of the host was a brilliant effort. With this, Williamson went full praising for his teammates saying, “Both teams were playing well so to come down to the decider and see a game what we saw tonight was brilliant and great for us as a unit to go through all these experiences and come out on top in a really tight match.”
“I thought the guys held their nerves in the second half where it was difficult. India came out and played some fantastic cameos but we were able to get those wickets at key moments.”
The next assignment will be against the Bangla Tigers in days’ time for a three-match ODI series, followed by as many Tests.
(With Inputs: PTI)