India v/s New Zealand, 1st ODI: With sweep shots, we put pressure on their spinners, says Ross Taylor
Senior New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor is happy that centurion Tom Latham paid heed to his advice to play the sweep and reverse sweep which disturbed the length of Indian spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal. Taylor scored 95 and added 200 runs with Latham, who struck an unbeaten 103 in New Zealand’s successful chase of 281 in the first ODI against India.
Kuldeep and Chahal bowled 20 overs among themselves giving away 125 runs with only a wicket in return. “With the sweep shot. we are able to put pressure on the spinners and forced them to adjust their lengths. I thought he (Latham) did that outstandingly well. I told him to reverse sweep and he did it, and he kept doing it,” Taylor said at the post-match press conference.
Taylor said that after fielding for three and half hours in searing heat and unbearable humidity, they needed a good start which Martin Guptill and Colin Munro provided them. “Having to field out there for over three and a half hours, we knew we had to get off to a good start and try and negate their spinners. Traditionally, New Zealand come here and struggle up-front in our innings.
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