Vettori: We were outplayed
Filed Under: Opinion, Sports | Posted: 03/21/2009 at 4:00AM
Comments | Region: New Zealand
New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori said "We were outplayed in all three facets, in every aspect India showed us how to do it in this test match.
"There are a lot of things we have to improve on. We obviously have to bat longer and then with the ball we have to be consistent in the right areas.
"At times we built pressure for maybe six to 10 balls but after that we let it slip and bowled the boundary ball.
"Against a quality side like India you have to put 30-35 balls in a row to create pressure and give ourselves an opportunity to win."
He added: "We needed someone to fight really hard for us and unfortunately we never had that. Daniel (Flynn) was probably the only one, and Brendon later on. Against a side like India you need guys to bat a day and a half."
Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said: "Overall it was a good team effort. Test cricket is all about winning session after session and obviously Sachin and Harbhajan performed exceedingly well."