New Zealand captain Tom Latham expressed his disappointment saying it was not the result the team was looking for after the two-game Test series against South Africa was drawn 1-1. South Africa won the last Test of the series by 198 runs thanks to eight wickets from Kagiso Rabada.
South Africa recently played a two-game Test series against New Zealand. South Africa won the final game of the series by a series-tying 198 points. New Zealand had won the first test by a significant margin. Kagiso Rabada and Marco Jansen were brilliant with the ball for the visitors as Rabada collected eight wickets in the second Test and Jansen took seven wickets.
New Zealand captain Tom Latham expressed his disappointment after losing in the last game.
“It’s not the result we were looking for. We weren’t able to build enough partnerships, we weren’t able to get a good score in the first leg, so we’re disappointed to to be in that position. I guess the game was evenly balanced for a long time, but the key moments didn’t go our way. We knew South Africa was going to be at their best, we didn’t couldn’t break those partnerships yesterday. You don’t want to go out in the rain,” Latham said, ANI reported.
“As I said, we haven’t been able to build partnerships. Whatever the conditions, we try to do better. Players try to improve, it’s also about finding a way with the tail. A big thank you to the South African team for coming here, it’s never easy with the quarantine protocols to follow.”
South Africa had taken a 71-point lead in the first set and set themselves a mammoth target of 425 for the opposition in the second set. New Zealand were looped for 227 points chasing the target. Kagiso Rabada, Marco Jansen and Keshav Maharaj picked three wickets each.
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