|Wellington, Mar 28(ANI): New Zealand Test team captain Ross Taylor has said he was ready to bat despite of having a broken arm to save the Wellington Test match against the Proteas.
Taylor raced to the Basin Reserve late on the final day after getting a call at his hotel, asking if he would pull on the pads if necessary. He battled Wellington traffic to arrive with five overs left.
A ball from Morne Morkel fractured Taylor's left forearm on the fourth day, and he was recovering from surgery on Tuesday when the call came to get to the ground.
"You don't often get a chance to save a Test match, so I drove down. The boys were looking pretty solid, so I didn't have to don the whites," The Sydney Morning Herald quoted Taylor, as saying.
Taylor lauded the young pair of Kane Williamson and Doug Bracewell, who batted together for a long period to save the Test match for the Black Caps. Williamson scored an unbeaten 102, and shared in a seventh-wicket stand with Bracewell.
"Kane, especially, batted outstanding well but I think Doug Bracewell can take some credit. Two 21-year-olds batted very maturely for their age," Taylor said. (ANI)