Blackcaps captain Tim Southee praised Doug Bracewell and Scott Kugelion, whose all-round efforts helped New Zealand to win 35 runs in Auckland in the only Twenty20 International match against Sri Lanka, and visitors ended the tour in vain. Gave. Southee said after the game, "The situation where we were after 10 overs with the bat, to get that score and then came out and the way we bowled, it was a great effort."
"The likes of Scott Kugaljeen and Doug Bracewell, two people who have not played much for New Zealand in recent times, play for them to come out and play the game and keep the match on their head just to show you that the people Feel comfortable and they are out to express themselves. "
New Zealand removed the top order with the Sri Lankan bowlers and reduced them to 55/5. However, Bracewell and Kugaljean started coming in the top gear for any speed. Bracewell scored 44 runs in 26 balls and Kujlejean scored 15 runs. In the last five overs, New Zealand scored 82 runs at 179/7.
After this, both of them took a wicket to dismiss Sri Lanka in 144/5 in 16.5 overs. For his all-round effort, named Player of the Match, Bracewell said that he was only trying to keep his shape and could hit the ball as hard as possible.
Bracewell said, "Good result is clearly a good result of sticking with the wicket." The scouty ball was brilliant and the strike kept us going. "
"This (batting) has been a job for a few years. I guess in this format, it is still trying to stay alive and hit the ball, as I said before, just giving support to myself and also enjoying To take
"I am very happy with my performance tonight, it was good to contribute with the ball and with the ball, I am very happy that people pulled them out."
For Sri Lanka, who ended the tour on a win-win tour, it was a difficult learning phase and Lasith Malinga said that his team must learn the art of crossing the line if they have to perform well against good teams.
Visitors were in the play with both bat and ball, but let both things slip and eventually shortened the two.
He said, "In the first few overs we were playing really well, but in the last two overs, we got lots of runs. I still thought that this is a score of 180 runs on this surface. I think we are not Understand how to win the game, we are lacking in that, "Malinga picks up.
"We always talk about how we use variations and how they interact with the conditions. I think our bowlers really did well today. We just need to adjust to the circumstances. And people have to understand how to win the match and how to overcome them. " line."
First published: January 11, 2019, 4:38 PM IST