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Twitter Goes Crazy In Applause As Ross Taylor’s Incredible Marathon Inning Takes Kiwis Home In 4th ODI

With the series poised at 2-1, the Kiwis going into the fourth ODI had no choice but to win the fourth ODI to remain alive in the 5 match ODI series against England. When New Zealand was desperate for a win to keep their hopes in the series alive, it was one of their most experienced men, Ross Taylor who rose to the occasion on the day it mattered the most.

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The Kiwis won the toss and elected to bowl first but the decision turned out to be a sheer nightmare. After the opening partnership of 77 between Jason Roy and Johny Bairstow, the wicket of Jason Roy only worsened things for the Kiwis. Bairstow went on to make 138 while Joe Root played superbly for his 102. Both of these Englishmen stitched a marathon partnership of 190 runs for the second wicket.

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ROSS TAYLOR: THE HERO OF THE KIWIS

After England had set a mammoth total of 335 on the board, the Kiwis lost both their openers for just 2 runs. Then it was down to Williamson and Ross Taylor to steer the innings. Williamson perished for 45 and then Taylor found a great partner in Tom Latham. Tom Latham scored 71 but it was Taylor who played the real marathon inning of 181 runs of 147 deliveries.

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He was unlucky to reach a double hundred but then he would be happy to have remained unbeaten and see his side home and survive in the series. The series is now 2 each and it sets a perfect stage for an exciting final.

TWITTER LAUDS TAYLOR

For this amazing knock of his, Twitter is lauding Ross Taylor with all the accolades he certainly deserves. Here are the Twitter reactions

 

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