Trent Boult Admits Scotland Scare Despite Win
After registering a nervous win against Scotland at Dunedin earlier today, New Zealand pacer Trent Boult admitted that his team made a heavy weather of the small target by losing too many wickets towards the end.
Boult was exceptional with the new ball dismissing Calum MacLeod and Hamish Gardiner in successive deliveries in the second over which triggered the Scotland collapse.
Chasing a mediocre total of 143 for a win, the men in black lost seven wickets before Daniel Vettori and Adam Milne took them home.
"Yeah it got a bit scary than we wanted I guess," he said.
“Even I am rushing around the change room trying to keep the pads on means that we are in a little bit of trouble.
“But we got there in the end, we got the points, got the job done and so pretty satisfied,” Boult said at the post match conference.
The 25-year-old also denied the notion that this narrow win could dent the confidence of the New Zealand batsmen and was all praise for the Scotland bowlers.
“I don’t think so. The Scots bowled really well. They came out there and gave it everything.
“They knew that they could try to defend that and put some decent pressure on us.
“I don’t think we would be too fazed as a batting unit.
“We got the job done as I said, got the points, so let’s move on to Friday.”
New Zealand now top the Pool A in the World Cup having won both their games and will take on England in their next encounter on Friday at Wellington.
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