'Need to learn our lessons fast'

'Need to learn our lessons fast'

'Need to learn our lessons fast'

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson said his young side needs to quickly learn the lessons from their Test defeat to India at Green Park.

"Obviously whenever you lose it's disappointing. India are a good side, particularly in their home conditions. There are certainly positives for us to take from this Test into the next one. The way Mitch Santner played and Luke Ronchi coming back into the side were a couple of highlights. As a unit we want to be able to apply that pressure for longer, which isn't always easy against a side like India,” Williamson said.

“We want to be better, and if we are that goes a long way for us being more consistent throughout the five days and ultimately winning. That's the challenge for us. It is about improvement as a young, but very talented, side. For us going to the next one it's about learning quickly and moving forward."

Asked what went wrong for them in the last three days, Williamson said: "On the scorecard it looks like a biggish defeat but there were a couple of moments that I would reflect on as where the game turned slightly more in their favour. The back end of our first innings with the bat and certainly when we bowled in the second innings there was probably a three-hour period where we didn't bowl very well and they got away from us. It's a combination of us not quite being at our best at certain times and they played very well."

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