By CricketCountry Staff
Colombo: Oct 2, 2012
Taylor said New Zealand failed to execute their plans, and regular fall of wickets hurt their chances of winning.
"We gave it our best, but at times we didn't execute as we would have liked. We lost key moments in the game against Sri Lanka and again here,” Taylor said.
"It means a lot more when you win. When you lose it's not quite the same," said Taylor.
The Kiwis skipper scored an unbeaten 62 not out off 40 balls, and also played a key role in the Super Over.
"I felt in good nick, I just haven't gone on. Today it was nice to put in a performance that got us close, although not close enough. We just kept losing wickets at key times,” he said.
Talking about the Super Over against the West Indies, Taylor said, "Gayle won the game in the first two balls. When the first ball is a no-ball and goes for a six you're on the back foot straight away.”
"From there on the pressure was all on Tim (Southee) and they got there with a ball to spare,” he added.