Ross Taylor eyes on 2-2, against Bangladesh in Wellington. According to his double and Henry, Nichols century brought the kiwi to the driving seat on the second test of three match test series in Wellington.
Bangladesh trailed by 141 runs
Though New Zealand started without their openers Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor made 172 runs on the third wicket partnership. Despite, Kane Williamson surrendered to Taijul Islam, scoring 74 runs with 11 fours and a six, but Ross Taylor made 216 runs with Henry Nichols. According to the third double hundreds of Ross Taylor contains 19 fours and 4 sixes as well. On the other hand, Henry Nichols 107 runs inning has 9 fours. New Zealand declared by 432 runs.
Accordingly, Bangladeshi bowlers failed to rescue the match then bowlers repeated their failure as well. Losing opener Tamim Iqbal fall the visitors into pressure. Then Mominul Haque also failed to score bigger. By the wicket of Shadman Islam Bangladesh suffered much. Mohammad Mithun and Soumya Sarker will start from 80 runs, scoring 25* and 12* runs on the fifth day.
Ross Taylor eyes on 2-2, against Bangladesh
Ross Taylor wants to be positive, “ We wanted to be positive because we always knew there was a ball with your name on it. Had a bit of luck. We had the heavy roller on this morning which added a bit of juice to it. I think they bowled really well in the first 6-7 overs, Kane and I were jumping around a bit. They bowled in the channel and put us under pressure, but we knew they had only three frontline seamers and if we could get through that things would get easier.”
Ross Taylor considered it as a three days test, “We knew it was a three-day Test and had to be proactive. Try and get as many runs, even if it was a 100-run lead just to speed up the game. It was on our mind and that’s how we played. Nicholls came out and played his shots, made it easier.”
Ross Taylor has a special plan with Soumya Sarker, “There is still a bit in the wicket if we put it in the right areas. We knew as soon as Sarkar came on we could put pressure on him. It has been a while since number 17. I think 17 was such a big number that I neglected 18 and I thought Hogan (Martin Crowe) “Sorry it has taken this long. I am sure he would have been proud”
The experienced Kiwi is happy in overall performances, “It was nice to not only get a hundred but to get a double. Once I got to a hundred things were a lot easier. But I wouldn’t have thought about a double with the way the day started. There is still a bit in the surface but both sides have scored quickly.”
“We know they have a long tail, so a couple of early wickets are going to be key. If we can do that and not allow them to get our total… But we can chase 40-50. I would have said you are joking if you had told me at the start of the day (I would score a double). I think Hobart was as green but not as much bounce.”
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Therefore, Ross Taylor eyes on 2-2, against Bangladesh. Hope Bangladesh will come back to the game through the fifth day on Wellington.