New Zealand to go 'full throttle' in final ODI, aim for 4-0 win: Nathan McCullum

Nathan McCullum said New Zealand's consistent performances, that has helped them seal the ODI series 3-0, will continue as the teams prepare to play the fifth and the final ODI in Wellington

updated: January 30, 2014 16:29 IST
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Elated after managing to "surprise" India with consistent performances, New Zealand all-rounder Nathan McCullum said on Thursday that his team will aim for a 4-0 result in the ongoing ODI series by going full throttle in the inconsequential fifth and final match in Wellington on Saturday. (Very difficult for India to defend World Cup: Sunil Gavaskar)

At the same time, McCullum stated that the hosts will be wary of a backlash in the final match ahead of the crucial two-Test series starting in Auckland on February 6. "I guess the Indian team has been surprised with how consistent we have been. But they have still played some fantastic cricket. We have just seen a great ODI series here and that's fantastic for one-day cricket and very exciting for international cricket," McCullum told reporters in Wellington. (Mohammed Azharuddin critical of Shikhar Dhawan's technique)

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