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Hamilton Test: Taylor's century helps NZ set 369-run target for Pak

Hamilton Test: Taylor's century helps NZ set 369-run target for Pak

Hamilton [New Zealand], Nov. 28 : Veteran batsman Ross Taylor scored an unbeaten knock of 102 to help his side set a target of 369 runs for Pakistan in the second and last Test here at the Seddon Park in Hamilton.

With three overs to survive before stumps on Day Four, Pakistan openers Sami Aslam (1*) and skipper Azhar Ali (0*) got through the task unscathed.

Earlier, Taylor scored his 16th Test hundred to drive New Zealand to a declaration 20 minutes before the end of the day's play which was completely dominated by the hosts.

McCullum critical of Taylor's `uninspiring leadership`

Johannesburg [South Africa], Oct.25 : Former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum has slammed compatriot Ross Taylor for his `uninspiring leadership` before revealing how the tension and mistrust between the two during the latter's captaincy left the team on the verge of imploding.

McCullum, in his recently published autobiography ' Declared', shed light on Taylor's failure to lead New Zealand and the circumstances that led to the souring of their relationship.

The 35-year-old succeeded Taylor in 2012 when Mike Hesson was appointed as the coach.

While the team went on to achieve great success under the duo, the move was seen as a nasty 'coup' by fans and the media.

Williamson, Taylor's tons anchor Kiwis to 119-run win against Pak in second ODI

Kane Williamson Ross TaylorWellington, Feb 03 : Big-hitting batsmen Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor powered New Zealand to their highest one-day total of 369-5 against Pakistan with their respective tons to guide the hosts to a 119-run victory over the tourists in the second and final ODI at McLean Park in Napier.

Williamson's brilliant knock of 112 off 88 deliveries, including 14 fours and one six, and Taylor's unbeaten 102 off 70 deliveries, including 13 fours and two sixes, guided New Zealand to the gigantic total in their 50 overs.

Ross Taylor ruled out of Basin Reserve Test

Ross-TaylorWellington, Feb 13 : New Zealand's frontline batsman and former skipper Ross Taylor was ruled out for the second Test against India starting Friday since his wife is expecting their second child anytime during the match.

Skipper Brendon McCullum said that batsman Tom Latham and all-rounder Jimmy Neesham will make their debuts.

Latham will come in at No. 4 while Neesham will replace leggie Ish Sodhi as the Kiwis will field a five-man pace attack in their bid for a 2-0 Test win. Kane Williamson will be a part-time off-spinner if required.

‘Rusty’ Taylor says couple of boundaries away from regaining best form

Ross-TaylorWellington, Feb 14 : Ross Taylor has claimed he is still feeling rusty despite making his comeback in the New Zealand Twenty20 team, but the former captain is confident he is just couple of boundaries away from regaining his rhythm.

Having been the centre of cricketing attention for nearly three months for reasons other than batting, Taylor''s form will begin to fall under the microscope after two cheap dismissals in the England T20 series so far, Stuff. co. nz reports.

‘Axed captain’ Taylor returns to Kiwi squads for T20s, ODIs against England

Ross-TaylorWellington, Feb 1 : Axed New Zealand captain Ross Taylor has been named in the one-day and Twenty20 squads to play England.

Taylor had already been selected in a New Zealand XI to play England in two warm-up games in Whangarei next week, but will now return to a Black Caps team he decided against touring with to South Africa, Stuff. co. nz reports.

Otago opener Hamish Rutherford is the only new cap in the Twenty20 and one-day squads, earning a call-up for the T20 series. Veteran teammate Ian Butler returns to the international fold for the series, as well, the paper reported.

Mike Hesson set to ‘clear air’ with axed skipper Taylor before England series

Mike-Hesson-Ross-Taylor.Wellington, Jan 29 : New Zealand coach Mike Hesson has decided to meet former captain Ross Taylor and clear the air between them before the upcoming England series.

Experienced Taylor is a crucial part of the team as he is expert in Test, Twenty20 (T20) and one-day formats of the game, and thus must be taken into confidence by Hesson for success in the upcoming matches, Stuff. co. nz reports.

Following his removal by Hesson, who handed over the captaincy to Brendon McCullum, Taylor did not accompany the Black Caps during their recently finished South African tour.

New Zealand includes ex-captain Taylor in squad to face England

New Zealand includes ex-captain Taylor in squad to face England Wellington, Jan 23 : New Zealand has named former captain Ross Taylor in a 14-man squad for the two warm-up Twenty20 matches against the visiting England on February 4 and February 6 at the Cobham Oval.

 Taylor, who withdrew from the Black Caps side to tour South Africa after being effectively stripped of the side''s captaincy, is likely be given some time at the crease before the series proper starts on February
9, Stuff. co. nz reports.

Batting star Ross Taylor says New Zealand can be number one

Ross TaylorSydney, Nov. 15 : New Zealand''s latest batting sensation Ross Taylor is convinced that the team can achieve the coveted number one position in cricket rankings sooner than later.

The first Samoan to don national colours and the first of Samoan descent to score a Test century, says he is ready to drag the nation out of its cricketing''s doldrums.

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