The captain of the New Zealand Cricket Team Brendon McCullum has said that he is proud of the way team responded after losing six quick wickets towards the end of the innings and went on to win the match to give a perfect farewell to their retiring captain.
It looked like New Zealand will go on to score 300 runs in the first innings when they were 223/4 around 40 overs but then they were bowled out for 246 and could not play 27 balls of the innings. It looked like it would cost them as they were about 50 runs short.
But it did not affect them much as they still fought back well as in-form David Warner and Usman Khawaja were looking good but the Kiwi bowler got rid of them. There was a stage when Australia were 75/1 and needed only 172 runs off 232 balls with 9 wickets in hand.
McCullum said that their team has a great fighting spirit now and even when they lose, they go down fighting as they never give up. They had lost the second ODI as Mitchell Marsh had played a great knock and once again it looked like he will steal the win but they dismissed him for 41.
The captain said that this is a very young team with a positive mindset who will serve the country for a long time. He said that he does not give a lot of pressure to the boys and let them be free so that they can perform well, which is the secret behind their success.