New Zealand skipper Tom Latham on Wednesday rued the sequence of accidents which has left the Black Caps in a tough place because the World Cup enters the enterprise finish. New Zealand slumped to their third consecutive defeat as South Africa handed them a large 190-run loss right here on Wednesday. So as to add to their woes as many as 5 gamers, together with common skipper Kane Williamson (thumb), are battling accidents, leaving them with solely 10 match gamers of their squad of 15.
“We have now confronted adversities with accidents. We’ll mirror on this one rapidly and transfer to the subsequent one, we do not change into a foul staff in a single day,” Latham stated after the sport.
Matt Henry and James Neesham suffered accidents on Wednesday with the previous hurting is hamstring. He’ll bear scans on Thursday.
Neesham, however, suffered a blow on the his proper wrist throughout his comply with by means of, however got here out to bat.
Lockie Ferguson (achilles) and Mark Chapman (calf) are additionally nursing accidents.
New Zealand failed with the bat and ball in opposition to the Proteas. Whereas the bowlers gave away 357 runs, the whole staff was bowled out for 167.
“Not our greatest efficiency. We have been underneath strain after that partnership (between Quinton de Kock and Rassie van der Dussen). It was a giant rating. From the batting viewpoint, we needed to have these partnerships, however we had our again in opposition to the wall. These two performed fantastically effectively.
“It was a small floor and an excellent floor, however we could not do a lot in these first 10 overs. I feel they put themselves in an excellent place, we weren’t in a position to construct partnerships, that was disappointing.” In the meantime, South Africa marched to the highest of the desk with their fourth win on the trot and skipper Temba Bavuma was satisfied about his staff’s efficiency.
“Scientific show with bat. Dealt with the problem with the ball nipping round. We utilized strain with the ball. We tried to pounce on unhealthy balls, Quinny began slowly, hung in there and cashed in on the finish.
“Greater than the rating, we have been attempting to remain in until 30 and go huge in a while. We have been all the time seeking to dominate with the brand new ball and center overs. Knew they’d come arduous at us and we would get alternatives.
“Gotta hear the permutations about making the semis. After tomorrow, it is again to enterprise, obtained to arrange for the subsequent sport,” he stated.
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