10 Feb 2014

McCullum proud of his side

11:49 am on 10 February 2014

The New Zealand cricket captain Brendon McCullum says he felt confident that a lead of 400 was going to be enough to defend against India in the first Test at Eden Park.

McCullum says he doesn't regret the decision to not enforce the follow-on and despite scoring just 105 in their second innings, he felt the tourist target of 407 would be hard to get.

He says his players showed a lot of heart and character to bowl India out a second time and Neil Wagner was a standout for him.

McCullum did say chasing 200 on the last day on that wicket would have been difficult.

The second and final Test starts in Wellington on Friday.