This is a big moment for us: elated McCullum

 New Zea­land skipper Brendon McCullum said beating India in a One-day series was a “hell of an achievement” and acknowledged crucial contributions with the bat by Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson in their “emphatic” victory.

“This is a big moment for us. We are obviously proud with what we achieved in South Africa and England in those one-day series. But this series, they (India) were the number one ODI team in the world when they arrived here and we knew how dominant their batting line-up. To have tipped them up and be sitting after the fourth game at 3-0 is a pretty good achievement for us,” McCullum said at the press conference.

The host now target to win the last match as well.

“The last game is also very important and that 4-0 is what we want to strive for. But we won’t let this opportunity to really enjoy what we have achieved pass us by either. I think it’s a hell of an achievement what we have done tonight.

McCullum said the key to their win was execution of their batting plans.

“We continued the blueprint that we have shown with the bat .... around Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson as seen in the last few games, and to execute that again tonight and get the rewards for it is incredibly satisfying. The boys are very, very happy at the moment,” said McCullum.

Taylor hit 112 runs and put on a 130-run partnership with Williamson to grind the Indian bowling and chase down the 279 target with 11 balls to spare.

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