Williamson on heartbreaking World Cup loss

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Sep 11, 2019 11:43 IST

Dubai [UAE], Sept 11 (ANI): Two months after struggling a heartbreaking loss within the finals of the 50-over Cricket World Cup in opposition to England, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has mentioned that the complete crew continues to be interested by the match and attempting to make sense of it.
The 50-over and tremendous over had ended as a tie within the finals of the World Cup, and England was declared because the winners because of the boundary-countback rule. The Three Lions had extra boundaries as in comparison with BlackCaps, therefore they had been dominated because the winners of the trophy.
“It’s a type of issues that on daily basis, usually, you might be having small conversations about it. Guys are nonetheless interested by it, attempting to make sense of it. That could be a credit score to the match we had been concerned in, but additionally the consequence and the way it all ended up. A type of issues that guys will probably be speaking about for a very long time,” Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) quoted Williamson as saying.
Within the last, Kiwis had gained the toss and so they opted to bat first. They had been bowled out for 241 runs. The facet got here up with a spirited bowling efficiency, nevertheless, heroics of New Zealand born all-rounder Ben Stokes got here to the rescue of England and the match ended as a tie.
The hosts wanted 9 runs off three balls, Stokes hit the ball into the deep off and ran for a double. New Zealand’s Martin Guptill threw the ball in an try and run out Stokes however the ball bounced off Stokes’ bat and reached the boundary. In consequence, England was awarded six runs – two for a double and 4 for an overthrow.
It was then, that the match discovered itself surrounded by controversies as former ICC umpire Simon Taufel mentioned that the on-field umpires had been incorrect to award six runs, confirming, that the officiating umpires Kumar Dharmasena and Marais Erasmus made a mistake.
Nonetheless, Williamson nonetheless refuses to criticise the umpires and says he was fortunate to be a part of such an exciting recreation.
“It’s a type of video games which, little doubt, you’ll look again on and actually have appreciated being concerned in it. Then you definately throw in a little bit of context – the World Cup last – and it possibly makes all of it that extra particular,” Williamson mentioned.
After the ultimate, the Kiwi skipper was lauded on how he dealt with himself and even bought nominated for New Zealander of the Yr award.
The 29-year-old mentioned that after the crew bought again to the nation, the reception from the followers was distinctive.
“It was very nice coming again house and seeing the response it had, and the next it had. It has been overwhelmingly constructive when it comes to the response and the way folks loved that match, which is a superb factor,” he added.
After the World Cup, Kiwis performed two-match Check sequence and three-match T20I sequence in opposition to Sri Lanka. The Check matches had been a part of the World Check Championship (WTC).
The facet managed to attract Assessments 1-1 whereas they registered a 2-1 win over Sri Lanka within the T20I sequence. (ANI)

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