“Amazing win,” Pat Cummins on NZ Test Victory

Pat Cummins
Pat Cummins

The skipper opened on the victory in the Test series in Australia’s tour of New Zealand 2024.

Pat Cummins on NZ Test Victory

Australia won the entire T20I series and two-match test series on the New Zealand tour. He was a bit tense during the final moments of the second test but winning the match made him happy.

He also spoke about Alex Carey who was on 98 runs and his partnership with Mitchell Marsh which helped Australia to balance their total in the scorecard.

Southee led New Zealand batted first in the second test where they scored 162 runs in the first innings while Australia responded with 256 runs.

Labuschagne scores 90 runs on 147 deliveries including 12 fours.

But the New Zealand batter rose in the second innings scoring 372 runs and setting up a target of 279 runs. Tom Latham and Rachin Ravindra were the scorers for New Zealand with 73 and 82 runs respectively.

With starting second innings, Australia suffered with 34 for four where Mitchell Marsh and Alex Carey joined partnerships to turn the events into victory.

“Pretty tense, everyone was nervous the last couple of hours. Amazing win. (On winning runs) Anyway possible to win, I had no idea he (Carey) was on 98.”

“The toss helped, it was funny how quickly the match moved on Day 1. First-innings leads are always key for this reason.

We’ve been on the other side of Tests plenty of time, I just told the boys to keep the scoreboard moving, stay busy, and put the pressure on the opposition.”

“We’ve got an experienced side, the story of this series has been guys standing up in crunch moments. Love playing Test matches, the best format of cricket and it pays off on days like this,” he concluded.

Alex Carey has been named as the player of the match. With no schedules, Australia will be preparing for the upcoming Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 starting in June.

Australia will be playing their first match of the Men’s T20 Schedule against Oman on June 06 at Kensington Oval Barbados.