Hamilton, Mar 27(ANI): New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori has accepted the suggestion that his side lacks self-belief to beat Australia.
New Zealand lost the first Test against Australia in Wellington by 10 wickets to go 1-0 down in the two-match series.
"Maybe in the Test match form of the game, that's fair. I think we've proved ourselves in the other forms of the game, but Test matches have been the part of the game that we've struggled in," The Sydney Morning Herald quoted Vettori, as saying.
"Coming up against one of the best teams in the world is a real test of that ability. Our ability to hang in there longer and persevere longer is the only way we're going to compete against ustralia," he added. (ANI)