We weren’t able to cope under pressure – Hesson

New Zealand’s inability to deal with the heat is what worries their beleaguered coach Mike Hesson most. After a second successive substandard performance with the bat in the first innings of a Test match, Hesson was let down equally by his team’s lack of application as he was by their lack of heart but he does not seem to have a fix either.

“It’s a very disappointing 24 overs,” Hesson said in his third fronting up to the media on this tour. “We prepared really well. We knew what we were going to be confronted with. The most disappointing thing was that when we were under pressure, we weren’t able to cope.”

Notably, Hesson’s reason for his team’s under-performance was more deflecting than it was explanatory. He heaped praise on a strong South African XI who applied wave after wave of pressure on the vulnerable New Zealand line-up, so much so that they simply could not withstand. Read more
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