Kane Williamson frustrated and gutted after New Zealand lose to India again


first_imgBrief Scores: India (324/4) beat New Zealand (234) by 90 runs to take 2-0 lead in 5-match series. Bracewell (57), Kuldeep (4/45), Bhuvneshwar (2/42) (SCORECARD)New Zealand lost the second one day international against India by 90 runs at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui on Saturday, leaving skipper Kane Williamson frustrated.Virat Kohli and Co. registered India’s highest ever margin of victory (in terms of runs) against New Zealand in New Zealand and take a 2-0 lead in the five-match ODI series.Williamson though was not happy with his team’s meek surrender to the visiting side. The manner of the loss rather than the fact itself left a bad taste in mouth for the Kiwi captain, something which he alluded after the end of the match.”Little frustrating, not so much the loss but how we are losing is the problem. Credit to India,” Williamson said at the post match presentation.India vs New Zealand, 2nd ODI: HighlightsAll of the top-six New Zealand batsmen got starts in pursuit of a target of 325 that was achievable on a good pitch that offered true bounce and pace. New Zealand’s inconsistent batting as they were unable to last their full complement of overs for the second successive match.”Both surfaces so far have been slower than usual but still fair surfaces. Good signs with the ball at some points though we never got control as such. 324 was a good score that could be chased down here,” Williamson said.All is not doom and gloom yet for Williamson, as he pointed out the positives from their humiliating loss.advertisement”There were some good steps forward, particularly by our bowlers to keep them down to 320-odd. Important not to get carried away by results and focus just on small steps.”Williamson was left rueing missed opportunities and felt that his team will need to pull up their socks as the series progresses to the third ODI at the same venue in just two days time.”Some of the dismissals were a result of us going too hard maybe. If we had wickets in hand, you never know but we didn’t have wickets in hand. Those are the lessons that we need to take ahead,” Williamson said.The third match is also at Bay Oval on Monday.Also Read | Fearless cricket paid off, says Virat Kohli after India destroy New ZealandAlso Read | MS Dhoni, quick as a flash, stumps Ross Taylor. Awestruck fans can’t keep calmlast_img

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