New Zealand’s focus is on good partnership & scoring decent rate
We will fight till the end: Shane Jurgensen, New Zealand’s bowling coach
New Zealand’s focus is on good partnership & scoring decent rate:- Shane Jurgensen, New Zealand’s bowling coach has recently promised to put a fight till the end on the final day against India. By saying so, he had pointed out that a small little partnership towards the end between Luke Ronchi and Mitchell Santner that had instilled the confidence back in the minds of the batsmen to follow.
“We have made some adjustments today. I think like that last partnership towards the end today; we have just got to keep that fighting. And that is the way we play cricket. We have to fight till the end,” said Jurgensen on Sunday.
Moreover, he added that there are still six wickets and if in case you get a good partnership going, and they have saw this when India batted, if you get a good partnership you can further score at a decent rate and most importantly you can bat for time. That is something New Zealand’s goal, to fight for as long as they can.
Shane Jurgensen finds playing conditions in India challenging
The Black Caps need to further bat out three full sessions on Monday with only six wickets left in hand, needing 341 more runs in order to win. Jurgensen has also admitted that it was obviously challenging to play in such conditions here in India but then quickly added that that is the way to get better for the future challenges.
However, he has expressed confidence that the wicketkeeper-batsman BJ Watling, who had to leave the field on Sunday as he was suffering from dehydration and back pain, would be available to bat on the final day.
In the past also, during the years 2013-14 series back home, New Zealand has batted for 210 overs in the Wellington Test second innings to further dig out a draw against India. The conditions, though, were totally different than here in Kanpur.