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NZ coach Hesson upbeat after win over Scotland at World Cup

New Zealand coach Mike Hesson not sweating on poor World Cup showing against Scotland

NZ coach Hesson upbeat after win over Scotland at World Cup

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- New Zealand coach Mike Hesson maintains his players got the "job done" with their unconvincing three-wicket win over Scotland in their second Cricket World Cup.

The win at Dunedin's University Oval kept New Zealand unbeaten in Pool A and, beacause New Zealand surpassed Scotland's total of 142 in fewer than 25 overs, its net run rate remains high.

But Scotland captain Preston Mommsen suggested his bowlers may have exposed the vulnerability of the New Zealand batsmen under pressure and the match was a poor dress rehearsal for the Kiwi's toughest test to date, against England in Wellington on Friday.

Hesson admitted the New Zealand's batting effort was "untidy" but doubted Scotland had exposed any terminal weaknesses.


Updated : 2021-09-21 21:34 GMT+08:00