The Virat Kohli-led Indian cricket team had been on a rampage, crushing all opposition, both home and away, in the last year or so. After months they received some tough competition in the form of New Zealand, who took both the ODI and T20 series into deciders.“We were very good, just not good enough.” This statement by New Zealand captain Kane Williamson more or less summed up their performance in both the ODI and T20 series which they lost to India.
Kane Williamson gives statement “Our boys were very good, just not good enough and that’s the challenge against India. Both the series came down to the last couple of balls and when that is the case... there are such small margins where you can look to make improvements,” Williamson said after his team suffered a close six-run defeat at Thiruvananthapuram. “As a group, we are trying to constantly improve and get better. We have seen that throughout the series but there’s still a long way to go to where we want to be. But we are showing very good signs.”After clinching the ODI series 2-1 in a thriller in Kanpur, the Indian cricket team also won the T20 series 2-1, winning both the deciding matches by the same margin of six runs only. Such a fine line, especially in white ball cricket. We saw that in the entire series and it was a really tough series where both teams played really good competitive cricket. For a lot of games to come out to the last 2-3 balls makes for good watching but just a shame to be on the wrong side.