5 Jan 2013

Black Caps captain won't be stewing for too long

1:38 pm on 5 January 2013

The New Zealand cricket captain says they must search through the rubble and salvage the good things from the heavy first test loss to South Africa in Cape Town.

Brendon McCullum is determined the gloom of an innings and 27 runs defeat within three days at Newlands can't be stewed on for too long.

McCullum says they've seen that if they absorb the pressure up front they can apply some pressure back on South Africa, and if they do more of that they will produce a far better performance.

Dean Brownlie's maiden test century helped New Zealand to 232 for five at lunch on the third day but five wickets fell for 23 runs in a lower order collapse in the second session and the New Zealanders were eventually all out for 275.