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Mark Craig admits he owes team 50 runs for dropping Smith

Talal Dar - 12-02-2016 - View: 239

The spinner took Smith's wicket after dropping him earlier

Mark Craig admits he owes team 50 runs for dropping Smith

The spinner of the New Zealand Cricket Team Mark Craig has admitted that he was disappointed and owes the team atleast 50 runs after dropping the Australian captain Steven Smith when he was on 18 but then dismissed the batsman later himself when he was on 71 runs.

Earlier Craig had come on to bowl when New Zealand were 97/7 and had 40 runs partnership with Corey Anderson and then 46 runs partnership with Trent Boult for the 10th wicket. Craig remained not out on 41 off 57 balls and helped New Zealand get near 200 runs.

The tail-enders said that batting was a little easier as the day went on and the ball was also old. He admitted that the ball was not moving like it moving early in the innings which made the batting easier for him. He also praised the Australian bowlers for hitting the right length.

Craig also added that it would have been a good day for them if they had got one or two more wickets in the day. They had lost the toss and were asked to bat first so it was going to be difficult for them. But New Zealand team wanted to put a bigger total on the board.

New Zealand had last beaten Australia in a test match at home in March 1993 so it has been almost 23 years. They have not won a test series (in which there was more than one test) against Australia and it will not happen again if they lose the first test match.

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