New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has urged his team to improve on their performance in the second T20 international against the West Indies, even though they ran out comfortable victors in the first match in Auckland on Saturday.
McCullum iterated the importance of closing out the T20 series with another victory after they failed to win the One Day International (ODI) series against the same opponents, despite playing the better cricket the majority of the time.
"We've also got another opportunity to close out a series and we missed one the other day [in Hamilton] and if we're serious about trying to win big tournaments then you've got to close out those sorts of games, so Wellington presents a big challenge for us and I'm looking forward to seeing how we respond," said McCullum.
"Our bowling was very good when it needed to be and at the end there, when we were trying to execute some pretty strong plans at the death, I thought our execution still needs some work. But at least we had some strong plans and knew what we were trying to do."
Wednesday's second T20 match is the last time the Black Caps will play in the format before the T20 World Cup in Bangladesh later this year.
Between now and March - when they leave for Bangladesh - McCullum's side will play two Test matches and five ODIs against the touring India side.