Opener Martin Guptill blazed away to a 56-ball 93 to arrange New Zealand’s 16-run win over Scotland, who submit a combat after being set a stiff goal of 173.
“We have been patchy with the ball however we want to transfer on. Credit score to Scotland for the way in which they performed and hit the ball out of the park. We have been examined and we want to be informed from this,” Williamson mentioned on the presentation rite.
This was once New Zealand’s 2d win within the match, having recorded a eight-wicket victory over India of their earlier trip.
“We surely knew getting into this match that there have been fit winners throughout. It ebbed and flowed and we were given a excellent first innings general.”
Williamson was once stuffed with reward for Guptill and was once satisfied that his seasoned opener were given going because the workforce headed in opposition to the semifinals.
“Guptill is an influence participant. He’s hitting the ball superbly. We in reality wanted his innings. Additionally Glenn Phillips, and that partnership was once important to get us to a excellent general.”
Guptill and Phillips added 105 runs for the fourth wicket to put the root for the Kiwis, who play Afghanistan on Friday.
“A snappy turnaround now, get well as temporarily as conceivable for the following problem. There are all the time issues to paintings on, and there are indisputably a couple of issues we wish to contact on. We want to modify temporarily to surfaces. It was once a troublesome fought fit.
“We can move to Sharjah and take it from there. Each and every recreation is effective and we all know we attempt and get ready in addition to conceivable for they all. The following recreation is the one recreation that issues. For us it’s all about enjoying the cricket we wish to play and keep dedicated to that.”
Guy of the Fit Guptill, who was once triumph over by means of exhaustion within the excessive warmth, is lookig ahead to a ruin earlier than getting in a position for the Afghanistan problem.
Requested about him tiring right through batting in opposition to the tip, Guptill mentioned, “We’ve got a time off the next day, so I may not be doing a lot then.
“We did not have a perfect get started. It wasn’t a rescue venture, however Glenn and I needed to assess. I’ve performed a large number of cricket with him, and we now have submit a large number of partnerships for Auckland. A couple of overlooked balls and we have been in a position to get them away and get some momentum.
“Now not perfect with the operating, however we were given there after all. Afghanistan are a perfect aspect and we will’t take them evenly.”
Scotland ended their innings at 156 for 5 and skipper Kyle Coetzer felt had they conceded 10 runs much less to New Zealand, issues may have been other.
“We can have to return and take a look at the ones alternatives that lets take to get well. Martin Guptill performed an excellent knock. That is the most productive pitch we now have performed on so far. When you limit some other 10 runs, the sport may have been other.”
Michael Leask was once no longer out on 42 off 20 balls when the sport ended.
“That is our best possible efficiency within the Tremendous 12, however we need to return and notice. We have been if truth be told 2 runs forward of NZ on the 10 over mark. Leask were given us shut,” Coetzer mentioned.