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Jan 31, 2012 at 12:50pm IST

'NZ aim to continue with winning ways'

Napier: Having annihilated Zimbabwe in the one-off Test at Napier which came on the back of a memorable win against Australia at Hobart last month, New Zealand pacer Tim Southee said that the team wanted to make the winning celebrations a regular practice.

"It's a pledge which has been around a long time. It's something we will make a tradition as Test wins keep coming,'' Southee said.

The 23-year old Kiwi did not hold back in describing his side's domination of the hapless Zimbabweans which led to the hosts winning by an innings and 301 runs.

NZ aim to continue with winning ways: Southee

New Zealand annihilated Zimbabwe in the one-off Test at Napier by an innings and 301 runs.

"If the rain hadn't come it could have been all over in two days or two and a half days. It was a dream day. Days like that are what you play Test cricket for. It was great to have a win, and to win so convincingly and build on that game from Hobart,'' he said.

Southee termed the series against South Africa starting in February with three T20s and three one-dayers as ''the key of the summer,'' and the he was confident that New Zealand would make the required adjustments to the shorter format.

"It wasn't that long ago that we had a white ball in our hands and it shouldn't take too long to adapt back to that. It will just be a narrowing down of skills and practicing death and slower balls, change of pace and things like that,'' he said.

Meanwhile, Zimbabwe coach Alan Butcher expressed his disgruntlement over the mauling at the hands of New Zealand where the tourists were bowled out twice in a day.

"They (the players) were embarrassed in the dressing-room and they should have been.''

"They all felt we let ourselves down badly and that we hadn't given a good account of ourselves,'' Butcher said.

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