Ross Taylor (Luteru Ross Poutoa Lote Taylor) is one of the best cricketers from New Zealand ever. Ross Taylor has scored 17 centuries in ODIs. He is very fittest player of the game and giving his amazing services for New Zealand for last 12-13 years. He played many outstanding innings for New Zealand but here we are reviewing some best performance of his in ODI–
Ross Taylor top 5 best performance in ODI against big Teams
5. 119*(96) vs England, London, 2015
2nd ODI (D/N), New Zealand tour of England, New Zealand team and elect to bat. And openers proves the decision is correct to bat first. Explosive start from B McCullum and M Guptill. Taylor comes on the crease when both openers where out. And the partnership between R Taylor and K Williamson(93) was the main key for New Zealand of 121 runs. Rose Taylor hits his 13th century in ODI of 119 runs in just 96 balls in which he hits 10 fours and 4 huge sixes. With that New Zealand made a huge total of 398 runs in 50 overs.
In reply,overs reduced by 4 overs for England and New target was 379 in 46 overs because of rain. After that E Morgan 88 on 47 balls but New Zealand won the match by 13 runs with (D/L) method.
4. 131*(124) vs Pakistan, Pallekele, 2011
24th Match, Group A (D/N), ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, New Zealand captain DL Vettori won the toss and elect to bat first. Ross Taylor hits his 4th century in ODI cricket in this match he played very beautifully and superbly well. And played from one end for New Zealand in whole match and other batsman plays side by side with his innings. He hits 131 runs not out in124 balls in which 8 cracking fours and 7 big sixes. With this innings new Zealand team make a total of 302 in 50 overs. In reply, Pakistan team all out on 192 runs in 41.4 overs and New Zealand won the match by 110 runs. And New Zealand also won 2 point for the match.
3. 128*(133) vs Sri Lanka, Napier, 2006
1st ODI, Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand, New Zealand team captain DL Vettori won the toss and choose to bat first. Team was on 18/1 then Taylor comes on the crease to bat and make brilliant partnership with N Astle(83) of 151 runs and stand up for team. Taylor plays amazingly and get his first ever hundred in international stage and this is become the big match for her.
He hits 12 fours and 4 big sixes and with that New Zealand team team make a 285 runs on the broad. In chase, Sri Lanka make a big start and chase down the total and won the toss by 7 wickets and 60 balls remaining.
2. 117(127) vs Australia, Auckland, 2007
2nd ODI, Australia tour of New Zealand, New Zealand team won the toss and choose to bowl first but the pitch was good for batting. So Australia made 336/4 in 50 overs with the help of MK Hussey(105) runs on 80 balls.
In Chase, New Zealand team start was not good they are 47/2 in Chase of big total. Then take responsibility and hits his second century in ODI after a very long time century comes with his bat. And he plays very matured innings and Australia won the match by 5 wickets with 8 balls remaining. He got man of the match award for his well deserve hundred.
1. 112* (127) vs India, Hamilton, 2014
4th ODI (D/N), India tour of New Zealand, India won the toss and elect to bat first but start was not good. R Sharma and Ms Dhoni made a standard target for new Zealand team. In chase, New Zealand starts well but at point 58 /2 team is in danger but then K Williamson and Ross Taylor bat very good. Taylor hits his 9th hundred in ODI cricket, and also hits 15 cracking fours in his outstanding innings. And chase down the target and won the match by 7 with 11 balls remaining.