Ind vs NZ 1st ODI: Ross Taylor has remained a star in the chase of the target set by India at Seddon Park, Hamilton on Wednesday in the one-day international match.
Taylor smashed his 21st ODI century and Tom Latham and Henry Nichols added their aggressive half-centuries to chase up the target of 348 runs in the first match of the three-match ODI series.
Incidentally, New Zealand’s second-highest run chase occurred at Hamilton against India where they demolished Aussies chasing the score of 347 runs.
After a magnificent beginning for New Zealand’s innings, Ross Taylor joints the forces with Nicholls to bring about a stable partnership. He after smashing his 50th ODI fifty, moved to 21st ODI hundred in a match between Ind vs NZ, 1st ODI. Taylor now has played a knock of three hundred against India.
The number of times, Taylor has scored a century in successful chases batting at No. 4 or lower since 2014. No other batsman has scored more than two centuries in successful chases at those positions in this period. Two of Taylor’s centuries have come against India and three against England. In three of the top-four chases for New Zealand, Taylor has scored hundreds. In the top-three successful chases for New Zealand against India, Taylor has scored two hundred and a 95
In a post-match conference, he said that,
“It was nice to get across the line. Restricting them under 350 gave us a chance. We were fortunate with the left-right hand combination and we were able to target the short leg-side boundary,” Taylor said during the post-match presentation
“It’s been a happy hunting ground for me. It was nice to be there at the end after I got out thrice towards the end in the T20 series,” he added.
However, this was the third successive loss for India in the first match of the bilateral one-day series.