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After pegging India back to 130 for four, New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum said he wanted his team to press for a win and insisted that it would make him even more happier despite scoring a second double century against India.
“Against some teams you perform better than other teams. So, yes India is one team I have done well against. Batting at number five is suitable for me with the ball not quite so new,” he said.
“If we win the game, then I will consider it as one of my better efforts. But I am happy to contribute in a significant way which was by building partnerships. We managed to keep creating partnerships after a tough start so that is very satisfying,” he added.
The major partnership of the innings was between McCullum and Kane Williamson (113) for 221 runs for the fourth wicket, lending the base for the tall total.
And McCullum has special words about Williamson, who made 113.
“It was hard to rein myself in at times but batting with Kane was outstanding. He has a great temperament and has a great amount of maturity. He is experienced as well. We had a chat and he said that hundred is just a number.”
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