Sporting News – Kane Williamson has hailed New Zealand’s performance in what he says was close to a “must-win” game against England in the tri-nations Twenty20 international series.

Summary

  • Kane Williamson has hailed New Zealand’s performance in what he says was close to a “must-win” game against England in the tri-nations Twenty20 international series.
  • MORE: Stokes to join England in New Zealand |The Black Caps beat England by 12 runs in Wellington on Tuesday, thanks to top-scorer Williamson’s 72 and 65 from opener Martin Guptill.
  • “Obviously very important in the context of the series, in some ways a must-win against a very strong England side,” he said.
  • Of New Zealand’s bowling attack, who restricted England to 9-184 in reply, he added: “[I] thought the guys stuck at it really well, Trent [Boult] was outstanding at the death, but we knew it would be a challenge and the guys stepped up to the mark today.”
  • England now need Australia, who have already reached the final, to defeat New Zealand on Friday if they are to have any hope of making it to the decider in Auckland next week.


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