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"The mindset can shift very quickly", he added.

The world's top-ranked team crashed to a 10-wicket defeat in the first session of day four to snap a nine-Test unbeaten streak dating back to the 2018 Boxing Day Test in Melbourne.

The impending return of Neil Wagner and the impressive test debut of Kyle Jamieson has left Stead with four seamers all worthy of a spot in the side for the second test against India at Hagley Oval - a far cry from the recent tour of Australia where injuries left the Black Caps cobbling together several makeshift attacks.

"We understand that we need to play well to win, also at home".

News website's Ian Anderson pointed out that New Zealand were "beaten and broken" entering the match after a 3-0 humiliation in their last Test series in Australia.

Virat Kohli had a forgettable outing in the Wellington Test as India suffered a crushing ten-wicket loss at the hands of the Kiwis.

But he said at least five of the current team were serious contenders to make an all-time New Zealand top XI - bowlers Trent Boult and Tim Southee, wicketkeeper BJ Watling, plus batters Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor.

"From my perspective I think it was our most accurate performance with the ball".

"When the ball's swinging, and it did for most of that Wellington Test, Boult and Southee are geniuses", he told Radio Sport.

A specialist batsman during his formative years before shifting to fast bowling, New Zealand's imposing pacer Kyle Jamieson wants to transform into an all-rounder going forward.

Shaw, who was in contention to replace injured Rohit Sharma, was picked over India A skipper Shubman Gill to open alongside Mayank Agarwal. He has only played two ODIs, and both were in early 2019 during India's tour of New Zealand.

"To be honest they did not give us any room even on the back foot or the front foot so we have to accept they outplayed us in this game and they bowled much better than we did".

The result means New Zealand head into their next match in Christchurch starting Saturday with the chance of claiming a rare Test series sweep over India.



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