Another 50 races would have made the chase more challenging: Kane Williamson
Christian Church New Zealand kane pattern Williamson He says his victory in the second test within three days is not a fair reflection of how competitive the game was and if India had scored 50 more runs, the chase would have been much more challenging.
New Zealand won the first Test in Wellington for 10 wickets in just over three days, while they completed the second test win for seven wickets even faster.
It's an outstanding performance. I sort of said it recently but I don't think the result reflected how competitive the match was. Perhaps another 50 more runs from the India's perspective would have made it quite a balanced-looking match, Williamson said at the post-match press conference.
Unlike flat subcontinental tracks, the tracks for two tests had an ideal balance between the bat and the ball, where it was difficult to score runs.
Both games were a very good balance in terms of the surface between the bat and the ball and the races were quite difficult to achieve. You had to have a bit of fortune and then try to push the bowlers a little. First. A great performance in the last two games of the boys.
Williamson had no qualms in admitting that tracks were tilted in favor of bowlers.
I guess you look at the surfaces and they both were perhaps seam-bowler friendly. But as a batting unit as well, the contributions that were made to get us to parity in the first innings of this game and in Wellington to get competitive totals on the board on these surfaces were really pleasing to see.
The genial Black Caps skipper agreed that pace on both Wellington and Christchurch the tracks were more aligned with Australian conditions than their own.
Usually the clues in the Basin reserve and the Hagley Oval, flattens over time, something that did not happen during the course of these two test matches.
Maybe not so much lateral movement that we saw at all times. But that made a sporting balance between the bat and the ball. That was also something new for us, he said.
In the last two games, the reward was a little faster because the surfaces were slightly different from what we had in the past.
But at the same time, it's great when you see Cricket Test where there is that balance, either early, in the back-end of the game or maybe the additional rhythm meant that with the lateral movement, maybe you always had a ball with your name , said.