Taylor props up Kiwis

Captain Ross Taylor struck his sixth Test century as New Zealand moved in fits and starts to 331 for five after being sent into bat on the opening day of the one-off Test against Zimbabwe.

Taylor was 111 batting at stumps, helping New Zealand build solidly on the 124-run opening partnership between Brendon McCullum and Martin Guptill.

SCORE BOARD

NEW ZEALAND  (I Innings):
B McCullum lbw Jarvis    83
Guptill c Taibu b Masakadza    51
Williamson (run out)    4
Taylor (batting)    111
Brownlie c Taibu b H Masakadza    0
Vettori st Taibu b Cremer    38
Watling (batting)    15
Extras (LB-21, W-2, NB-6)    29
Total (for 5 wkts, 90 overs)    331
Fall of wickets: 1-124, 2-131, 3-195, 4-196, 5-278.
Bowling: Jarvis 22-6-56-1, Vitori 19-2-75-0, S Masakadza 17-2-68-1, H Masakadza 16-4-33-1, Cremer 16-2-78-1.

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