Kane Williamson says people's overwhelming response inspite of loss in World Cup final is a great thing

New Zealand lost to England due to the boundary-countback rule after 50-over and super over had ended as a tie.
Kane Williamson says people's overwhelming response inspite of loss in World Cup final is a great thing Kane Williamson said he was lucky to be part of such a thrilling game. (Photo: Getty)
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It has been two months since New Zealand suffered yet another heartbreaking loss in the World Cup final. In 2015, the Kiwis lost to Australia and this time it was England who broke their heart. New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has said that the entire team is still thinking about the match and trying to make sense of it.

"It is one of those things that every day, often, you are having small conversations about it. Guys are still thinking about it, trying to make sense of it. That is a credit to the match we were involved in, but also the result and how it all ended up. One of those things that guys will be talking about for a long time," International Cricket Council (ICC) quoted Williamson as saying.

On their return back to home, Kane Williamson said, "It was really nice coming back home and seeing the reaction it had, and the following it had. It's been overwhelmingly positive in terms of the response and how people enjoyed that match, which is a great thing."

Williamson also lauded the efforts from his boys in a high-profile tournament such as the World Cup. He also praised them for adapting to different situations and seizing the big moments.

"We had a huge amount of fun along the way. The thing I'd be most proud of is the way we stuck together as a side and stayed true to the sort of cricket we wanted to play throughout the campaign. We've got a great bunch of guys in the side that keep each other honest. We know that we want to be true to ourselves in terms of the way we conduct ourselves on and off the park."

The 50-over and super over had ended as a tie in the finals of the World Cup, and England was declared as the winners due to the boundary-countback rule. 

The final will also be known for the controversial six runs which was been awarded to the hosts needed nine runs off three balls, Stokes hit the ball into the deep off and ran for a double. New Zealand's Martin Guptill threw the ball in an attempt to run out Stokes but the ball bounced off Stokes' bat and reached the boundary. As a result, England was awarded six runs - two for a double and four for an overthrow.

After the World Cup, Kiwis played two-match Test series and three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka. The Test matches were part of the World Test Championship (WTC). The side managed to draw Tests 1-1 whereas they registered a 2-1 win over Sri Lanka in the T20I series.

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