Ross Taylor was all praise on Tom Latham after the two added a record 200 runs for the fourth wicket as New Zealand defeated India by six wickets at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
“Sorry guys the young Tom Latham is too tired. Well, give it to him… 50 overs in the field. That’s enough,” Ross Taylor was quoted as saying in a Hindustan Times report.
Taylor and Latham had put on 166 for the fourth wicket earlier in the second tour match against the Indian Board President’s XI, which they won by 33 runs.
“I think he employed the sweep shot over here in one of the Test matches the last time as well to a good effect. I guess Indians are very good, very quick feet when they play spin and traditionally us New Zealanders are not as nimble on our feet and the sweep shot is able to put pressure on the bowlers and adjust their lengths,” Taylor said.
“I told him to reverse sweep and he did it and he keep doing it so hope he keeps that up because he said he had never done it in a game. He practiced it a lot and it was nice for him to get some success out there with that shot,” he added.
--By A Cricket Correspondent