The captain of the New Zealand Cricket Team Brendon McCullum feels that if they had scored 250 plus in the first innings of the first test against Australia they would have got chance in the match as they were dismissed under 200 and lost by an innings and 52 runs.
McCullum is playing the last series of his career and will fail to win a series against Australia once. New Zealand have not won a test series against Australia since 1985 which had more than one test. In his career he never won a test against the Australian team at home.
New Zealand had last won a Test against Australia at home in 1993, and even though McCullum would not be able to win the series, he has an option to win a test. Australia will be desperately looking to avoid a loss as win or a draw will make them World No.1 Test team.
McCullum gave credit to the Australian batsmen Adam Voges and Usman Khawaja, who scored 239 and 140 respectively in the first innings and helped Australia score 562 in the first innings. They took a lead of 379 runs and after that New Zealand could not recover in the match.
The New Zealand captain also added that the conditions were not so easy for batting on the first day so they were bowled out for 183. He said that they tried their best while bowling and created some chances but the luck was not on their side which became the cause of their loss.