Williamson annoyed by ‘glaring’ mistakes

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New Zealand captain Kane Williamson was distinctly unimpressed with the way his side played in the third ODI against Pakistan in Sharjah, saying there were 'glaring' errors in every aspect of the game.

Pakistan ended up winning b a whopping 147 runs after posting 364 for seven, the highest total in an ODI at the venue. The Kiwis were well below par with the ball, as Ahmed Shehzad smashed a ton and Shahid Afridi scored 55 off 26 balls.

An annoyed Williamson said after the game: "There were some basic things that we didn't execute very well and that was highlighted really.

"There's a lot of glaring lessons and that's what we're going to touch on. They hit the ball with the middle of the bat a lot."

As for their own batting effort, Williamson was one of a few in the top order that got a start but couldn't carry one, out for 46. Tom Latham and Ross Taylor also got set into the 30s before departing. They were all out for 217.

He added: "We can learn a lot with the way we chased, it was not up to par. From start to finish they put us under a huge amount of pressure and we couldn't come back from it.

"There are a lot of lessons there but we know we can play much better than that. It's important that we do."

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