Former skipper Ross Taylor continued his brilliant run of form on Tuesday with a ninth ODI hundred in the fourth game against India at Hamilton. Set a fighting 279 for a win, Taylor came out to bat when the hosts were in a tricky situation at 58 for 2 inside nine overs. Taylor was unbeaten on 112 (15 fours) when New Zealand cantered past India with seven wickets and 11 balls to spare.
Taylor's 100, which came off 110 balls, was a gritty effort as he and Kane Williamson had to negotiate a tough batting period when the Indian bowlers were on top. Taylor then had to grind out against the spinners, who had put the brakes on the scoring rate. (Match highlights)
Taylor had entered the five-ODI series against India after a terrific Test series against the West Indies, where he scored three hundreds, including a double ton. His top form came to the fore as he recorded his first century against the Indians. The 29-year-old, the highest-ranked Kiwi batsman in the ICC ODI rankings, had already scored two fifties in the first three games. (Click here for latest on India's tour of New Zealand)