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At no point did Bangladesh throw in the towel and the experienced batsman heaped praise on the opposition for their never-say-never attitude. @ Twitter/Cricket World Cup

Ross Taylor, who smashed a valiant 82 that paved the way for New Zealand’s thrilling two-wicket win over Bangladesh in Match 9 of the ICC World Cup 2019 on Wednesday, admitted that the BlackCaps need to work on their running between the wickets.

“It was nice to get over the line at the end of the day. We need to work on our running between the wickets, there were a couple of close calls there,” Taylor, who won the Man of the Match award for his 82 off 91 that was studded with nine boundaries, said at the post-match presentation ceremony at the Kennington Oval in London.

At no point did Bangladesh throw in the towel and the experienced batsman heaped praise on the opposition for their never-say-never attitude.

“I was very nervous in the end. But gotta give the credit to Bangladesh and their supporters who came out in numbers. They put a lot of pressure on us and this could have gone either way. We thought 270-280 was a good score on this wicket but the bowlers kept it tight,” he said.

Taylor was involved in 105-run partnership for the third wicket with captain Kane Williamson as the duo put New Zealand back on track after the early departure of their openers. “I do enjoy batting with Kane and hopefully we run well between the wickets against Afghanistan (on June 8),” he said.