Brendon McCullum concedes that although the tied third One-Day International with India was a great spectacle, he is disappointed that his side was unable to take victory.
A win for New Zealand would have put them into an unassailable 3-0 series lead but they will have to wait until Hamilton, in two days time, at the earliest, to try to finish off the job.
After New Zealand were bowled out for 314, India closed on 314 for nine, thanks to half-centuries from Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin.
But for McCullum, this was one that got away.
"It was a great game of cricket, I thought," he said. "It ebbed and flowed the whole way through that second innings and credit to India I thought.
"When they looked as if they were out of the game they sort of flexed their muscle a little bit and got themselves back into it and just when we thought we had it again, obviously they came back and ended up playing that, well, the innings that Jadu (Ravindra Jadeja - unbeaten on 66) played at the end there was pretty awesome."
McCullum rues a few missed chances that he felt would have turned things in the Black Caps' favour.
"We had our chances, there's no doubting that. Definitely had our chance of a few catches, obviously a few run out opportunities and a few things, but it's a bit of a tough one.
"It was just a great game of cricket to be involved in, it's just disappointing we didn't get the result in the end, but a tie's a tie."
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