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Kane Williamson ‘pleased’ to be in Pakistan

Kane Williamson

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson expressed his satisfaction with his team’s historic ODI series triumph over Pakistan, which was secured by a scintillating knock from Glenn Phillips in the third and final ODI on Friday. At the post-match press conference, Williamson reflected on the team’s first ODI series victory in Pakistan, noting that there were many unknowns when they first arrived and that they had to adapt their game plans throughout the series.

He praised the competitiveness of the pitches, which he felt provided a nice balance between bat and ball, and noted that the conditions changed from game to game, requiring the team to find new ways to score. Despite the positives, Williamson acknowledged that there were still areas the team needed to work on in order to continue moving forward.

The New Zealand skipper also noted that the conditions on offer in the ODIs were reflective of tournament cricket, with multiple venues offering a variety of conditions. He credited the team’s success to their ability to adjust to the different conditions and play well as a unit throughout the series.

The series victory was also a great opportunity for the team to take learnings from, Williamson said. He emphasized that the team’s focus now should be on continuing to develop and improve in order to maintain their competitive edge.

Finally, The New Zealand’s skipper praised Phillips for his brisk 66-run match-winning knock in the third and final ODI that powered New Zealand to their first series triumph over Pakistan in their backyard.

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