Ross Taylor: "Every time you represent your country it's a special moment."



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Ross Taylor: "Every time you represent your country it's a special moment."

Ross Taylor broke the record! He is currently the player with the most appearances for New Zealand. His debut came in 2006 and he has since made 438 appearances for his team. "Every time you represent your country it's a special moment," Taylor said after the first day's play, as quoted by criccbuzz "To represent them 400-odd times and to get the record, it's not what I play for, but it's nice to have got it.

"It was a special occasion - I got some nice words from BJ (Watling) and the team this morning and it felt a little bit like my 100th Test, going out to bat today with a standing ovation. I don't know what the ground announcer said, but he must have told the crowd, because I'm sure they wouldn't have known."

He thinks he can still be useful to the team "I still feel like I've got something to give to the Twenty20 side, but here we are in a Test match, and hopefully I can contribute to a team win," Taylor said.

Match against Pakistan

He believes that the match with Pakistan was not easy at all It was difficult early on," Taylor recalled. "But you expect that on a day one wicket. It's definitely flattened out, and it's probably a little two-paced at times.

It will be interesting - I'm sure it's only going to get a little more uneven over the next couple of days. "The way Kane and I got through that was nice and pleasing, but you've got to give it to Shaheen (Afridi).

I thought he bowled outstandingly well, and Mohammad Abbas didn't really give us much either." "They (Pakistan) were a lot more disciplined and got the ball in good areas for a lot longer," Taylor said.

"West Indies, they did bowl well at times but weren't as consistent as this lot (who are) probably a little bit more experienced. However, he expects that his team will play better and better and that they should continue as before "When Yasir Shah was bowling, we were on our toes.

Quite often the spinners in New Zealand don't bowl much on day one or at all, so it shows what type of wicket it is. Obviously, we are happy with where we are at 222 for 3 and would have taken that at the start of the day.

But it's how we turn up tomorrow and get through that first hour or two that really dictates how good a day this really was."