Moles disappointed with batting mistakes
by CricketArchive Staff Reporter

Player:HMRKB Herath, LRPL Taylor
Event:New Zealand in Sri Lanka 2009

DateLine: 30th August 2009


New Zealand coach Andy Moles has asked his batsmen to improve on the mistakes which have left the Kiwis staring at a 2-0 Test series defeat.


The Black Caps will resume on 182 for six on the final day of the second Test in Colombo, chasing an improbably 494 for victory.


Openers Tim McIntosh (seven) and Martin Guptill (28) were out before tea and the Black Caps' problems deepened when Daniel Flynn (50), Ross Taylor (27), Brendon McCullum (13) and Jesse Ryder (38) were all dismissed before the close.


Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath did most of the damage, following up his three-wicket haul in the first innings with four for 73 from 21 overs.


"The disappointing aspect of it all is that we have lost five wickets and all five batters got themselves out in our opinion. Unfortunately all of our players got in and got out," Moles said to Radio Sport.


"On a wicket like this the hardest part is to get in. It's doubly disappointing that the players got in and unfortunately got themselves out.


"We have got some wonderfully talented young cricketers but unfortunately it's starting to become evident that we're making the same mistakes over and over again.


"We need to learn quicker and learn from our mistakes so we become a better side.


"We need to make sure we are smarter in the way we assess the way we are playing and the way we play the next innings."


At the end of the current Test series, New Zealand play in a one-day tri-series involving Sri Lanka and India before heading to South Africa for the Champions Trophy.


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