Twitter salutes Ross Taylor's magnum opus at W.A.C.A in Perth

Sudipta / 15 November 2015

Twitter salutes Ross Taylor’s magnum opus at W.A.C.A  in Perth

Ross Taylor has become the first New Zealand crickter to score a double hundred against Australia. And first non-Australian crickter to score a double hundred at Perth.

Taylor has surpassed the record of legendary Martin Crowe’s 30-year-old mark of 188 while scoring his second career double hundred. New Zealand have started the day 140 for 2. Kane Williamson was the first batsman to score a hundred for New Zealand and then Taylor has scored another. The first two days belonged to Australia, but the third day entirely belong to New Zealand.

Kane Williamson has scored 166 before getting out off Josh Hazlewood. Before Williamson’ fantastic innings came an end the duo has added 265 runs in the fourth innings that changed the course of the match.

Taylor and Kane Williamson have tormented the Australian bowling attack. Their achievement has dwarfed David Warner’s 253 and Usman Khawaja’s 121.

Taylor, 31, is a much-improved batsman than the last Test at Gabba. His presence at the crease was not that convincing as he was struggling to get his first 20 runs. On the third day, he came out to play some beautiful shots.

 

He has survived some panicky moments as Mitchell Starc was releasing 150 km/h consistently. He also defended well the 160.4 km/h yorker from Mitchell Starc.  It is also the first double ton on Australian soil by non-Aussie batsman after Kevin Pietersen’s 227 during the 2010-2011 Ashes.

Meanwhile, Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson also become the record holder  of the highest ever Test total against Australia breaking the previous record of Nathan Astle and Adam Parore’s 253 runs eight wicket partnership at the same venue back in 2001.

It was the 13th Test career hundred for Taylor. It was also his second hundred against Australia in his eight Test against them, following on from his stunning 81 ball century at Hamilton in 2010.

He signed off the day 235 not out as New Zealand ended the day 510 for 6. They need 49 runs to surpass Australia’s first innings total 559. 

Twitter salutes Ross Taylor’s magnum opus at W.A.C.A in Perth

 

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