Kane Williamson Put His Deadly Effort But He Failed:
Kane Williamson, New Zealand captain conceded that it was a shame that the team could not get over the line despite being a skipper as India won the third T20I in the Super Over.
This defeat brought us to recollect the memories of the 2019 World Cup final. Where New Zealand lost against England after a Super Over tie.
Williamson put his deadly effort into scoring 95 runs. But he failed to direct the Kiwi’s team to win the game. As he was removed by Mohammed Shami’s bowling in the last over.
The New Zealand team needed 9 runs off 6 balls and 2 runs off 4 balls. In the final over the last ball off Shami, Ross Taylor did not get any run and tie the game because he dragged the ball on his stumps.
Williamson scored his ultimate 95 runs and an unbeatable 11 runs in the super over. Those runs were are not sufficient as KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma combo gave a good runs in super-over.
“Super-Overs are not generally our friends. If we talk straight forward, we would have jumped at the chance to get over the line prior and not in the Super Over. Its just dishonor that we were unable to move beyond the line,” said a defeated Williamson at the post-match press meeting.
“It is very shameful to be on the defeating side of the result after doing a lot of hard work. In any case, there was a lot of improvement after the first and second series”.
“If we discuss the game it was an excellent game. India had a good score and they are brilliants in bowling. They played well since it was accepting some turn also. The players fought back pleasantly after beginning India got with the bat. Whole Indian team coordination is awesome!” said Williamson.
Williamson took on India’s best bowler:
“Actually, I am not focusing on Bumrah, It was only that we needed 10 runs per over. There are large difficulties that we have found in each game. Yet, I trust that you are attempting to do the best to win and stay conscious of the asking rate.”mentioned Williamson.
The upcoming two matches of the T20I series will be played in Wellington and Mt Maunganui inside the succeeding four days and Williamson said the team needs to continue push ahead.
“In the three series, the second game in Auckland was not our best game. We saw all these series and the other two or three matches, India’s experience helped them to get through some crunch minutes. In any case, it is a game of small margins. So we have to learn from these failures and use this experience to get better,” he said.
“Indeed it was close and its a journey of ups and downs connected emotionally. But we have to move and focusing on new achievements ahead. We know the nature and gaming style of the Indian team. But for us, it is essential to keep moving as a team,” he added.