Ross Taylor dismantled the English bowling with his dominant batting enroute his career-best score of 181* at Dunedin. Taylor ensured Blackcaps don't lose after coming a long way in the chase as they did in the third ODI. Chasing a huge target of 336, Blackcaps lost the first couple of wickets for just two runs. But Taylor and Latham stitched up a big partnership of 187 runs to ensure they don't lose in a do-or-die game. The series now stands at 2-2.
Earlier, Jonny Bairstow's 138 and Joe Root's 102 helped England post 335-9, although they collapsed from 267-1.
Virender Sehwag, who had teased Taylor a lot during New Zealand's tour of India, used the same old name 'Darji' while congratulating him for a brilliant innings. "Wah Darji ji , that was special. Brilliant innings, Master ji @RossLTaylor," Sehwag wrote.
Wah Darji ji , that was special. Brilliant innings, Master ji @RossLTaylor— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) March 7, 2018
The banter between the two persisted throughout the series. Taylor had even clicked a picture outside a Tailor's shop to give it back to Sehwag, all in a light way.
The 33-year-old's 181* came in just 147 deliveries. It had 17 fours and six sixes which made him the owner of the fourth highest individual score in a successful ODI chase.