24 Jan 2019

Black Caps first up loss wasn't a train wreck

9:06 am on 24 January 2019

The Black Caps bowling coach Shane Jurgensen says last night's eight wicket loss to India in the first one-dayer in Napier was no train wreck and they can remain confident for the rest of the series.

Indian bowler Mohammed Shami with Martin Guptill in the background.


After deciding to bat first New Zealand made just 157, which the tourists reached for the loss of just two wickets and with 14 overs to spare.

Captain Kane Williamson says his batters didn't make the necessary adjustments on a wicket that played differently to what they expected.

Jurgensen says just a few adjustments are needed.

"I don't think we need to look too much into it because we've been playing really good cricket and we just need to fine tune a few things."

"That's the danger when you have a tough loss like last night you sort of maybe look too much into it, so I think we need to just look specifically into our plans and back ourselves."

"We just need to make sure we execute the best we can the next game and hopefully the result will take care of itself so we know we match up well against India, we've played well against them in the past, so we're really looking forward to the next couple of games."

New Zealand's Lockie Ferguson shows his frustration.


Despite picking up just two wickets in the Indian innings, Jurgensen was happy with their bowling effort.

"I was really impressed with the way we bowled actually, I thought our plans and process were quite good."

"They were chasing a small target so we were trying a few new things and as bowling coach I've certainly noticed a few chinks in their armour that I'm looking forward to exposing in future games."

"It might have been just two wickets but we created some chances, a couple of missed opportunities, so if we look at the positive side of it we know we can come back and they didn't get their runs quickly so we're looking forward to the next two games in Tauranga."

Game two is at Bay Oval on Saturday.