New Zealand's veteran batsman Ross Taylor slammed his 21st ODI century during the first game of the five-match series against India in Hamilton. Taylor reached his century in 75 balls as he put the home side in command in the first ODI.
On a pitch favouring the batsmen, Taylor built his innings with ease alongside Latham and was helped by occasional loose lengths from the Indian bowlers.
Earlier, India's new found No. 4 Shreyas Iyer continued his purple patch with the bat as he scored his maiden ODI ton to help the Men in Blue set a formidable 348-run target for New Zealand in the first ODI at the Seddon Park on Wednesday.
Iyer, who had scored six half centuries before this innings, looked determined right from the start and once he got into the groove, he made sure he converted it into a big one and contribute for the team, who have been marred with injuries.
Earlier after being put into bat, debutants Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal provided India with a steady start. They initially faced some tough time but managed to get through that and stitched a 50-run stand.