New Zealand head coach Gary Staid said that the victory over India in the final of the World Test Championship in Southampton will promote the sport in the country and will bring more young people to the cricket field.
“We are excited about what this can do for cricket in New Zealand. It’s a really good thing that we need to make sure we have young cricketers – boys and girls – in New Zealand who want to participate. in cricket, “Stead told the YouTube channel Niche Sports.
In the game, which New Zealand won with eight high-speed bowling wickets, Kyle Jamieson took five for the first passes and then eliminated Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli on the reserve day, Stead said his team wanted to fight longer in the first passes and score more runs for the counter Ravindra Jadea and R Ashwin in the second inning.
“In fact, we hoped to win a little longer than we did and hope to score a few more runs. We thought the initial runs would be very important on the pitch that was dressed and we knew (Ravichandran) Ashwin and (Ravindra) Jadeja it would become more and more obvious in the game as it continued, “added Stead.
New Zealand posted 249 runs in the first passes and led India – which were exported for 217 – with 32 runs. Opener Davon Conway scored a patient with 153 balls 54 while skipping Kane Williamson noted 49 out of 177 deliveries.