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Bad Bowling Contributed to Defeat Against India: Kane Williamson

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson rued his team's poor bowling effort in the loss to India in the opening clash of the three-match Twenty20 International (T20I) series on Wednesday.

IANS |November 2, 2017, 9:06 AM IST
Bad Bowling Contributed to Defeat Against India: Kane Williamson

New Delhi: New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson rued his team's poor bowling effort in the loss to India in the opening clash of the three-match Twenty20 International (T20I) series on Wednesday.

India dominated in all the departments of the game, putting together a massive total of 202/3 before restricting the visitors to 149/8.

"It was a disappointing performance tonight. We were very poor on the field. India played superbly. There are no excuses. We needed to play better. India were outstanding and never gave us a sniff," Williamson said post the match.

"The spinners bowled really well but the bowlers around them went for a lot of runs," he added.

The Kiwi captain also paid tribute to veteran Indian pacer Ashish Nehra, who played his last international match on Wednesday.

Nehra, who belongs to Delhi, bowled an economical spell of 4/29 in his four overs before being carried around the ground on the shoulders of his teammates in an emotional farewell.

"I want to congratulate Ashish on a fantastic career. I have played against him and with him, always a gentleman on and off the field," Williamson said.

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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4027 115
2 New Zealand 2829 109
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 4366 104
5 Australia 3270 99
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7748 277
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4720 262
4 India 8620 261
5 Australia 5471 261
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