Taylor scores ton to hold together NZ innings

Last Updated: Wed, Dec 11, 2013 05:48 hrs

Wellington: Ross Taylor scored his 10th test century and surpassed 4,000 career runs to anchor New Zealand's 307 for six at the close of play on the first day of the second test against the West Indies at the Basin Reserve on Wednesday.

Taylor, who scored a career-best 217 not out in the drawn first test at University Oval in Dunedin, was caught at deep backward point for 129 shortly before the close having previously been dropped on nought, 122 and 127.

New Zealand wicketkeeper BJ Watling was on eight at the close with Tim Southee on nine.

The 29-year-old Taylor had held the hosts innings together after the West Indies' bowlers reduced New Zealand to 24 for two in the first session after winning the toss and choosing to bowl. 

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