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BCCI Staff in Hamilton 28 January 2014 - 06:30pm IST

McCullum rejoices in ‘incredibly satisfying’ win

Kiwi captain wants his team to cherish the series win over world champions

Brendon McCullum was a pleased man after leading New Zealand to a 3-0 ODI series win over world champions, India, with a match to go. The fact that the series was sealed on a spin-friendly Seddon Park wicket gave further satisfaction to the Kiwi captain.

"First and foremost, to beat a very, very good team in India, and today as well in these conditions, I thought it was more favourable to them than what it was for us," McCullum said. "To win as emphatically as we did and continue the blueprint that we have shown with the bat built around Roscoe and Kane's performances in the last four 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."

While wanting to stretch the victory margin to 4-0 in the fifth ODI, at Wellington, McCullum also said he wants his boys to give themselves some time to celebrate and cherish the series win.

"That's what we want to strive for," he said. "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. We will worry about the next couple of days tomorrow morning when we wake up. But we are obviously delighted at the moment."