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Black Caps can't forget meltdown: Hesson

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 30/10/2016

<span style="font-size:13px;">Irate New Zealand coach Mike Hesson says the nature of the capitulation in the final game in India was unacceptable and can't be repeated.</span> © Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images Irate New Zealand coach Mike Hesson says the nature of the capitulation in the final game in India was unacceptable and can't be repeated. New Zealand coach Mike Hesson won't let his players forget about the disastrous finish to their tour of India.

Rather than moving on quickly from the 190-run humbling in the fifth and final one-day international in Visakhapatnam, Hesson told his players to think deeply about the loss.

They were dismissed for 79 in a batting display which Hesson said was unacceptable, particularly after battling to the verge of a first series win in India at 2-2.

"We do need to dwell on the fact that we haven't put in a performance that we're happy with," Hesson said.

"To put in such a poor display was very disappointing. We can't allow that sort of performance to creep into our game."

The Black Caps have less than three weeks to prepare for two home Tests against Pakistan.

Hesson will ask his players to rest for a week to recover from six draining weeks in India, which included a 3-0 Test drubbing.

He felt they had shown good signs through the ODI series before melting against quality spin on Saturday.

"Having played so well, to put in a performance like that, we need to work out why," he said.

"We need to acknowledge, some of our decision-making was not up to scratch.

"When all was falling around us, we probably weren't thinking as clearly as we needed to."

Hesson singled out opener Tom Latham and spinning allrounder Mitchell Santner as two stand-out figures of the tour, while seamers Tim Southee and Trent Boult both had their moments.

Hesson's team weren't the first team to be overwhelmed by the difficulty of touring India and he predicts they won't be the last.

"Any side who's used to playing in conditions with a bit more grass on it struggle over here," he said.

"India in their home conditions, they don't lose. So to put them in a position like that (in the ODI series) was pleasing."

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