Daniel Vettori urges Kiwis to take inspiration from Hobart win

Daniel Vettori said if Kiwis can scrap back in the third Test match, then it will be overall a very successful summer Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Wellington: Mar 21, 2012

Daniel Vettori asked his New Zealand teammates to take inspiration from their won over Australia in Hobart, when they clash with South Africans in the final Test at Wellington.

The Kiwis are trailing 1-0 in the three match Test series after getting losing to the Proteas by nine-wickets in the second Test match in Hamilton.

The Black Caps registered their first Test win on Australian shores in 26 years at Hobart.

“If we can scrap back in this Test match, then it s been overall a very successful summer. If not, then I think it will be remembered for that (Hamilton) loss,” The former New Zealand was quoted saying in The Sydney Morning Herald.

“It s really important the guys understand that and the guys have done it in the past so this is an opportunity to try and do it again,” he said.

Vettori believes Wellington s green pitch would suit the Kiwi bowlers, and they have always enjoyed playing on this pitch.

“Going back to Hobart and seeing how green that wicket was and how well the guys performed I think, if anything, it ll even the sides up,” he said.

“We enjoy playing on this wicket and we re hoping that we can turn it around in this Test,” he added.