PUNE: Glenn Phillips said New Zealand’s world Cup semi-final future changed into nevertheless in their personal fingers no matter a 190-run drubbing via South Africa on Wednesday.
Quinton de Kock (114) and Rassie ven der Dussen (133) both compiled centuries within the Proteas’ commanding 357-4 in Pune.
New Zealand, only 5 days for the reason that narrowly falling short chasing 389 in a 5-run defeat by way of Australia, collapsed to 190 all out in opposition to a effective South Africa attack where Keshav Maharaj took 4-forty six after the pacemen had done the early damage.
This became New Zealand’s 1/3 lack of the tournament, however victories over both Pakistan and Sri Lanka in their remaining pool games in Bengaluru have to still see the 2019 dropping finalists thru to the knockout section.
“it is simply two wins away,” stated Phillips, whose defiant 60 on Wednesday came too past due to turn the tide.
“So, I assume if we can just preserve sticking to our fundamentals, what we do pleasant on the sector, the entirety may be all right.”
by means of opting to discipline first, New Zealand captain Tom Latham performed into South Africa’s arms and the Black Caps failed to assist themselves through lacking some probabilities, together with a likely run out of De Kock.
“obviously South Africa are relatively robust batting first, but we have were given an exceptionally accurate bowling line-up and there has been no reason that we could not have restrained them to a total that would have been lots less complicated to chase,” said Phillips.
“playing on at the quit, I virtually concept it got higher as properly. So, I suppose had things long past barely differently, we may want to without a doubt have come plenty closer than we did these days.”
New Zealand suffered but greater damage woe on Wednesday, with rapid bowler Matt Henry leaving the sphere midway via his 6th over because of a hamstring hassle.
Jimmy Neesham had to bat down the order at No nine after being struck on the wrist by way of the ball inside the discipline.
megastar batsman and normal New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has additionally ignored maximum of this event with a damaged thumb.
“every crew is preventing injuries at the moment,” said Phillips. “but we’ll see what the scans and the X-rays show and we’ll move from there.”
a new Zealand spokesman stated an X-ray had cleared Neesham of any broken bones but that a scan of Henry’s harm had yet to be assessed.