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Kyle Mills praises New Zealand for clinching ODI series against India

Kyle Mills said it was a superb effort from New Zealand to beat the reigning world champions © Getty Images
Kyle Mills said it was a superb effort from New Zealand to beat the reigning world champions © Getty Images

Wellington: Jan 30, 2014

New Zealand fast bowler Kyle Mills said it was a superb effort from the Kiwis to clinch the five-match One-Day International (ODI) series against India on a track which was similar to a subcontinent wicket.

“These guys (India) are a very good unit, world champions and Champions Trophy holders. To have a series win against them, and to do it in Hamilton which is as close as a subcontinent wicket that you’ll get … to win twice against them here was superb,” Mills was quoted as saying in a website.

The 34-year-old veteran said he had to rely on his experience against the world champions who possess a great batting unit.

“I often wish I was the bowler I was five years ago. I have to really call on my experience and that helps in certain situations where I know where I should be bowling at certain times and what fields we can set. I’ve got to have faith and trust myself and that I can deliver in those situations,” Mills said.

“I’ve always been confident in myself because my stats suggest that I should be in there. I’ve always felt I’ve bowled well and contributed to the team performance.”

New Zealand have taken an unassailable 3-0 lead in the series with one match to go.

The fifth and final ODI will be played in Wellington on January 31.

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