Taylor scores ton to hold together NZ innings

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REUTERS: Ross Taylor was in the best mindset of his life after he scored his 10th test century and surpassed 4,000 career runs to anchor New Zealand’s 307 for six against the West Indies 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 of the first day’s play of the second test. His dismissal with 14 balls remaining in the day’s play meant New Zealand wicketkeeper BJ Watling (eight) and pace bowler Tim Southee (nine) will resume on Thursday. The 29-year-old, who was dropped on nought, adopted the same approach that took him to his first test double century last week and patiently worked the ball around to share in important partnerships throughout the day.