England fast bowler James Anderson has called on his team-mates to brush off any cobwebs and get down to the task of winning their one-day series against New Zealand.
Captain Alastair Cook bemoaned a lack of "match hardness" after England lost the opening one-dayer of their three-match series by three wickets on Sunday.
The ODI team had not played a warm-up match before the series, although some players had been involved in the T20 clashes that preceded it.
Anderson admits that England may have been under-prepared for the match in Hamilton and is hoping for an immediate response when the two teams meet once more in Napier on Wednesday.
"It's tricky not having that match practice before a series," Anderson explained. "But we have to cope with that these days.
"It's a tough task playing against New Zealand here. I know that from last time. Then that first game showed it again.
"But our goal is pretty clear now. We've got to win these two games if we want to take the series, so we've got to improve from the last game," he added.
"Obviously there are things we need to work on. I thought we bowled well up front but were then probably a little bit rusty when it came down to the later overs towards the end.
"So that's something we're trying to brush up on."