30 Nov 2009

Black Caps focus on batting for next test

6:37 pm on 30 November 2009

The New Zealand cricketers are looking to improve their batting as they head into the second test match against Pakistan in Wellington on Thursday.

The Black Caps put on 429 runs in the first innings, but managed only 153 in the second.

All-rounder Grant Elliot says he's disappointed with his batting and surprised his second innings contribution was so vital to the team's 32-run win in Dunedin.

Elliott says 25 isn't really runs in his book but, given his record so far in tests so far, it's still quite significant .

And he says he had a feeling when he walked off his score might prove important.

Elliot's hoping to post more runs at the Basin Reserve but isn't sure if he'll be able to bowl because of a knee injury.