New Zealand and the West Indies will take on each other today in the Seddon Park in the second and final of the Test series, and for veteran Black Caps batsman Ross Taylor, who is aiming to equal late Martin Crowe’s tally of Test hundreds in the match.
During the first Test against the West Indies in Wellington, Taylor failed to achieve the feat despite going so close to equalling his late mentor Martin Crowe’s telly Tests tons for New Zealand, as the 33-year-old smashed match-winning knock of 93 runs to led his team to victory at home.
Noteworthy, Taylor’s four out of his 16 Test tons have come at Hamilton’s Seddon Park ground and he is eager to improve his record at the ground by reach that magical milestone of 17, and join his skipper Kane Williamson and Crowe, who have all smashed 17 Test hundreds. He also wants to end up with about 40 Tes ton.
According to a report in stuff.co.nz, Ross Taylor said, “you know what you're going to get here in Hamilton, short boundaries probably play a part as well. There's not as many opportunities to do it, so you've got to make the most of it.”
He concluded by saying, “I know if I go through the right preparation, give myself the best chance and continually do that, that I will be able to get to 17, 18 or whatever. Seventeen is the benchmark that Hogan [Crowe] wanted me to get to and beat. But he said, also, carry on and don’t stop there. Hopefully, in time, Kane will probably end up with about 40.”