Williamson reacts after New Zealand inflict 2-0 Test whitewash on India
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson couldn’t have asked for a better performance from his players as his team inflicted back-to-back whitewash on India at home. After losing 0-5 in the T20I series, they were running out of clues, tricks and ideas to post a threat to India.
However, the hosts came up with a fresh strategy and beat the visitors in ODIs and Tests by 3-0 and 2-0 respectively. New Zealand are ranked third in the ICC World Test Championship points table with 180 points. Kiwis have won three times and lost four times in the seven games which they played.
New Zealand captain was at the post-match presentation to describe his feeling after his team defeated the numero uno Test team in all aspects of the game. Kane described it as an outstanding feeling after completing a Test series whitewash against India while also adding that India are a world-class team.
“Outstanding feeling. Fairly sporting surfaces in both Tests. Bowlers had to put it in the right areas, but this pitch played well on all the days, even though history suggests it flattens out after doing a bit initially. I think therein lies the value of the 30-40 run partnerships. I don’t think the end result shows how tight that match was. We saw how many times the ball beat the bat.
A fantastic series from outside and the way the guys stuck in. India are a world-class side and to beat them is quite satisfying. Jamieson’s a very exciting talent, and contributed incredibly well with both bat and ball in both games. He’s tall and gets bounce which is very helpful in these conditions. The runs he scored in the backend of both games were very valuable. Great progress for him.
The guys had to be disciplined, and the wicket was doing enough, but the fast outfields did allow runs, and it was important to hang in there. A few heavy learning curves, a few good bits in this summer, but these are all part of it. You’re always trying to improve and the two games here have been opportunities to learn too,” Kane Williamson signed off.