New Zealand defeated Bangladesh in the Match 9 of the ICC World Cup 2019 by two wickets at the Kennington Oval in London on Wednesday, however, the skipper of the Black Caps squad isn’t much pleased with the work of the team or to be specific enough the batting department of the squad. The eddy victory wasn’t impressive much for the skipper of the New Zealand squad, Kane Williamson. The team was able to track the modest score of 250 runs thanks to the feat achieved by Ross Taylor who scored 82 runs off 91 balls. The team however lost three wickets when they were 27 runs away to the target before Mtichell Santner and Lockie Ferguson sealed the match with a victory with 17 balls to spare.
The fielding was brilliant throughout by both teams
Talking about the same, the skipper said that the fielding department was brilliant and on point by both the teams throughout the match. He further said that they though that 250 was a competitive score if the wickets are kept easy. However the batting efforts were not good and there were few of the soft dismissals that could have been prevented. “The fielding was brilliant throughout by both teams. We thought 250 could be a competitive score and we just needed to keep wickets in the hand. It wasn’t a clinical effort with the bat, but it was nice to get over the line. There were a few soft dismissals that we need to address,” says Williamson.
It was nice to hold on as momentum shifts
He further appreciated the efforts from both the side of the team saying that it was great experience to play cricket. “It was a great experience to have and these things happen and they go down the wire. It was nice to hold on as momentum shifts tend to happen in tournament cricket,” says the Black Cap skipper.
I thought all the guys adopted to their role very well
He further talked post the match ceremony saying that the tea expected a lot more pace but both the teams had a similar kind of approach to the game. “I thought all the guys adopted to their role very well. We were expecting a lot more pace, but it was on the slower side. Both teams had a similar kind of a approach today. It was one of those surfaces that produces great cricket. The guys on the sidelines who have a couple of niggles are improving, while the guys on the park are doing their job as well,” he concluded.