Ranchi: New Zealand captain Kane Williamson said the fact that dew did not play a part in the game helped their cause greatly after he altered the trend at this venue by winning the toss and batting first instead of opting to field.

“Coming here and not knowing whether dew will be there or not was a bit confusing. I am happy dew hasn’t played a part and that worked in our favour. Besides we executed our skills to well and so won,” Williamson said at the post match presentation ceremony.

Martin Guptill, who was adjudged the man-of-the-match for his 72 off 84 balls, said he did not expect his score to be the highest score of the match.

“I did not expect this. But in the end I think we fought till the end. We thought 260 would be defendable but could have scored a bit more. Our bowlers did a great job.”