Lord’s was not the first time in recent memory that New Zealand’s batting line-up has crumbled but it was the toughest to take because they had pushed England to their limits for more than three days. The morning after it was still raw, as the coach Mike Hesson reflected on the fourth-innings collapse which had left him in shock.
He and Brendon McCullum have four days to pick up the pieces and repair fragile confidence but Hesson does not believe the rapid demise, which evoked memories of the South Africa tour at the beginning of the year, will undo the improvement New Zealand have shown over the last couple of months.
“Absolute disappointment, stunned is another word,” Hesson said when asked to sum up his feelings. “Having played so well for three of the days and had parity, to perform the way did was very much out of character so it’s frustrating. Read more
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