Hobart: New Zealand's former captain Stephen Fleming on Monday spoke for a generation of cricketers from his homeland when he rejoiced in a remarkable seven-run victory over Australia, and declared the result may be the galvanising moment the current leader Ross Taylor requires to build a winning era. (Also Read: Kiwis' win otheir narrowest in Tests)
Not once did Fleming enjoy a Test win over Australia in a career that spanned 1994 to 2008, despite going close several times as one of the game's most widely respected leaders. He said the result in Hobart was close to the ultimate for New Zealand cricket, and forecast the building of a team that can rise up the world rankings.
"No it doesn't [get any bigger for New Zealand cricket]," Fleming told ESPNcricinfo. "A lot of our sides are actually measured on the way we play in Australia, which is why the series is so important to New Zealand players.