Kane Williamson © AFP (File Photo)
Kane Williamson scored a match-winning half-century © AFP (File Photo)

Raipur: Sep 14, 2014

Northern Districts’ Kane Williamson, who steered the New Zealand side to victory in the fist qualifier of Champions League T20 against Southern Express here today, said his team struggled a bit with fielding.

“Yeah, we dropped a few (catches)…it was a really good experience for all of us, really, and there are a lot of young players, so perhaps a few nerves. A few catches went down early, but it was nice to regain our focus and finish off strong with the ball and then come out confidently with the bat,” said Williamson in the post-match conference.

Northern Districts posted a convincing seven-wicket victory over Sri Lanka’s Southern Express in a rain-curtailed opening game of the Champions League T20 at Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium. “The way they started, we thought they would get a few more. But we bowled really well in the middle. I think, our bowling was about two halves: started off pretty poorly, finished off really strong,” Williamson said.

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