Vettori wants Black Caps to improve quickly after loss to South Africa

New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori wants his team to make a quick comeback after 13-run loss to South Africa in the Twenty20 World Cup in Barbados.

New Zealand suffered their first loss of the tournament when they suffered 13-run loss to South Africa. The Black Caps failed to reach South Africa’s 171 run target.

Vettori lamented his side’s bowling in the final five overs in which they conceded 62 runs, reports.

“Last game it was our first six overs, today it was our last five overs and today wasn’t what I expected and what I want. We need to improve on that pretty quickly going into our next two must win games.

“In Twenty20 cricket you have got to be almost perfect in your execution and we certainly weren’t that today,” Vettori said.

“Obviously Morkel and AB de Villiers played pretty well. We missed a couple of chances and we just left ourselves too many at the end. But it’s a very small ground and there was a wind blowing so it’s not easy for bowlers at the death there,” he said.

“When you’ve got the likes of Morkel hitting at the end, you have to be inch-perfect. Unfortunately we were just a little bit off today,” Vettori said.

Vettori was happy enough with the run chase against South Africa’s quality bowling line up.

“We had a chance with Jesse there, and then Ross as well, but you need one of those guys to bat 40-50 balls to give yourself a chance of chasing down 170,” he added. (ANI)

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