New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson praised his bowling unit for a spectacular efficiency within the first Test in opposition to India in Wellington. The Kiwis defeated Virat Kohli’s facet by 10 wickets to take an unassailable 1-zero lead within the two-match Test collection. Speaking after the match, NZ skipper Kane Williamson stated: “Outstanding effort over the space of four days. We know how strong India are all around the world. The effort in the first innings and then a competitive total with the bat was great. The lower order runs are important to get a bit of a lead. So allround team effort.”
The Kiwi skipper went on to speak concerning the floor and stated that he was not anticipating the pitch. “Didn’t know what to expect from the pitch on the morning of the Test. Because it wasn’t as windy this week, there was a bit more swing. The bowlers were brilliant but a real collective effort.”
He additional went on to reward the trio of Tim Southee, Kyle Jamieson and Trent Boult, who contributed with wickets within the match.
“Jamieson was brilliant. Through the summer, in white-ball cricket he’s been valuable. So great debut for Kyle, contributed in a number of ways. Southee’s mindset wasn’t of one with a point to prove. He just wanted to lead with the ball. Having Boult at the other end would’ve been good for him too. Left-arm, right-arm combination can be dangerous. We know India can bat for days, so the patience both of them showed was great,” he added.
The two groups will play the 2nd Test in Christchurch, which can start from Saturday.