Hamilton: New Zealand's Ross Taylor continued his impressive series with an unbeaten half-century on Friday, guiding the hosts to 156-3 after day two of the third Test in response to the West Indies' 367. (Scorecard)
Taylor was 56 not out at stumps and has now scored 416 runs in the series while being dismissed only once. Brendon McCullum was not out on 11. Taylor's efforts followed a similarly impressive performance by West Indies veteran Shivnarine Chanderpaul, who scored his 29th Test century to boost the tourists' total.
Chanderpaul's unbeaten 122 lifted him to sixth place on the list of all-time Test run scorers, and gave the West Indies hope of winning the Test and squaring the series.