Taylor wrecks NZ

Taylor wrecks NZ

West Indies fast bowler Jerome Taylor, revelling in his return to the Test arena after a nearly five-year absence, made up for lost time with a devastating spell in the second Test against New Zealand on Monday.

The 29-year-old made an early breakthrough when he dismissed New Zealand opener Hamish Rutherford for three then returned to rip through the middle order on the opening day at Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad.

He claimed the scalps of Jimmy Neesham (15) as well as BJ Watling and Ish Sodhi, both for ducks, to trigger a New Zealand batting collapse and finish with four wickets for 34 runs in his second Test since 2009, having been recalled for the first Test last week.

The visitors, comfortable winners of the series opener in Jamaica, were cruising at 120-1 in the 43rd over when the wheels suddenly fell off. They lost their last nine wickets for just 101 runs to be all out for 221 late in the final session when a much bigger score beckoned.

"After the first session, we went back out knowing that we had to give ourselves a chance to get into the game and just be a bit more patient," Taylor told reporters.