‘His character stood out, incredible knock’: Kane Williamson’s massive praise for New Zealand batter


New Zealand captain Kane Williamson praised Daryl Mitchell and Jimmy Nisham after the BlackCaps took an incredible five-wicket victory over England to secure their spot in the 2021 World Cup final. Kiwi got off to a shaky start of 167 rounds in play, losing two wickets in the first three overs, including Williamson, but Mitchell (72 *), Devon Conway (46) and James Nisham (27) ruled. New Zealand in its first final in tournament history.

Speaking of Mitchell, Williamson said his character stood out in the game.

“It was an outstanding blow from him, he stood there all the time and built small partnerships, tried to make money on small moments. A brilliant shot, ”Williamson said in his post-match presentation.

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“His character definitely stood out today, and in almost every game. This is an incredible blow, he is a real professional and he handles high pressure situations very well. “

The New Zealand skipper also praised James Nisham for his important cameo (27 out of 11 deliveries). His ability turned the tide in New Zealand’s favor as the team won with a surplus of remainder.

“He (Nisham) came out and hit the ball hard, that’s what he does. It was a really valuable blow for us, it really changed the course of the game. It was a smart and powerful hit in the backend that ultimately became the deciding factor, ”Williamson said.

“This is a game of small pieces and you are always trying to win those winning moments.”

New Zealand will now face the winner of the second semi-final between Pakistan and Australia at Sunday’s summit at Dubai International Stadium.

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