The second Take a look at match between New Zealand and England at Hamilton led to a draw, and that meant the hosts received the two-match sequence 1-0. However regardless of the loss, there have been just a few positives for the English camp, and skipper Joe Root was ‘proud’ of the way in which his facet performed.
“We received ourselves able in that first recreation the place we might have gone on and put them underneath enormous quantities of strain, made an enormous first-innings rating identical to we did this week,” Root instructed BBC’s Take a look at Match Particular.
“It might have regarded very completely different. However one factor I am actually happy with is the way in which we learnt the teachings rapidly from that.”
The going has been powerful for the England facet, who didn’t handle to win even one Take a look at sequence this 12 months for the primary time since 1999. Now they journey subsequent to South Africa for a four-match sequence that commences on December 26.
“We’re a facet that desires to study fairly rapidly and desires to change into fairly resilient in these circumstances,” Root mentioned.
“We need to change into a a lot more durable facet to beat, at first, after which go on and win video games when it does get flat and laborious.
“Equally, we need to go and make actually large totals and put sides underneath strain,” he concluded.