Ross Taylor slams maiden double ton in Tests
oss Taylor smashed a maiden double century against the West Indies on Wednesday as New Zealand racked up an imposing 609-9 declared, taking a vice-like grip on the first Test in Dunedin.
New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum and Ross Taylor tamed the toothless West Indies attack. McCullum scored 113 before he was dismissed by Darren Sammy on Day 2. (All AFP images)
Ross Taylor and Brendon McCullum were involved in a record 195-run stand for the fourth-wicket for New Zealand vs West Indies in Tests.
The aggressive Tino Best, with his short-pitched deliveries, was the most successful of the West Indies bowlers, returning figures of three for 148 while Sammy and Deonarine finished with two wickets apiece.
Ross Taylor smashed a maiden double century - 217 not out - against the West Indies as New Zealand racked up an imposing 609-9 declared, taking a vice-like grip on the first Test in Dunedin.
West Indies made a shaky start to their reply, reduced to 24-2 before recovering to reach 67 without further loss by the close but they face a monumental task to avoid defeat.