Scottish Daily Mail

KI­WIS STRIKE BACK

- BOB TREA­SURE

NEW ZEALAND’S Kane Wil­liamson praised Ross Tay­lor’s un­beaten dou­ble cen­tury yes­ter­day, and thinks all three re­sults are back on the ta­ble af­ter the tourists quelled Aus­tralia’s dom­i­nance on the third day at the WACA. Tay­lor’s 235 not out was the sec­ond dou­ble ton of the match af­ter David Warner’s 253, and Wil­liamson, who him­self man­aged 166 runs, said: ‘What an out­stand­ing knock from Rosco, it was cer­tainly one of his bet­ter ones. It would have been nice to stick around with Ross, who was knack­ered at the end of the day. It’s look­ing like the three re­sults are still open which makes it an ex­cit­ing game.’ Tay­lor’s knock — the high­est ever score against Aus­tralia at the WACA — was all the more im­pres­sive given the pace at which Mitchell Starc was op­er­at­ing. The Aus­tralia seamer sent down an outswing­ing yorker clocked at 99.7mph — the fastest ever de­liv­ery in a Test match. In Ban­ga­lore, play was aban­doned with­out a ball bowled due to per­sis­tent rain on day two of In­dia’s sec­ond Test against South Africa.

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