“Daryl’s first innings was a was an enormous turning level and it kind of received us again in,” Southee mentioned after the match. “And any time the decrease order is ready to contribute is very large, and it kind of received us into the lead.
“We had been capable of eke out runs there, after which on day 4, after we had been capable of bowl them out shortly and now give them a place once they had been capable of declare and dictate what number of runs they wished – there’s a few moments there the place you look again on as in all probability turning factors within the sport.”
On Williamson, who shepherded the chase, hit a spectacular remaining boundary by level, and received New Zealand to their goal, Southee had this to say: “He is only a world-class participant, and world-class gamers are capable of carry out in numerous circumstances and completely different conditions. Even when he was younger, he was the man you leaned on.
“We noticed his class even with that final boundary, when he beat two fielders to the large facet of the bottom. Simply the calmness with which he does it’s good for the group. Seeing how calm he’s within the center retains us all calm as nicely.”
Southee believed being relaxed even in tense conditions was one thing New Zealand prided themselves on.
“It is nearly attempting to maintain calm. While you’ve received considered one of our greatest gamers on the market, that helps as nicely. We have seen it within the final two Checks, and in Pakistan as nicely. It is a altering group, however the perception within the guys that which have are available… we have had a few dangerous days however having the ability to bounce again and know that somebody’s going to place their hand up – that is an indication of an excellent facet.”