Taylor cherishes Ambrose insight

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Seamer Jerome Taylor acknowledged the positive influence of bowling coach Curtly Ambrose, after lead the West Indies' dominance over New Zealand on day one of the second Test in Trinidad on Monday.

Seamer Jerome Taylor acknowledged the positive influence of bowling coach Curtly Ambrose, after lead the West Indies' dominance over New Zealand on day one of the second Test in Trinidad on Monday.

Taylor completed fine figures of four for 34 to resign the opposition, who won the toss and opted to bat first, to a mere 221 all out. His haul included the key dismissals of the in-form Jimmy Neesham and dangerous BJ Watling.

"I have been having a lot of talks with Curtly and he is someone that you can learn a lot from in terms of fast bowling. He is passing on a lot of the knowledge and that is something that is vital for us," said Taylor.

"I must give some credit to him, he had done a lot for us in terms of mindset and approach to the game. He continues to stress that in Test cricket you need to be patient with the ball."

Conditions at Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain are proving considerably more conducive to seam bowling than the spin-friendly pitch encountered during the series opener, which the New Zealanders won by 186 runs inside four days, at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica.

"It is the kind of pitch that you have to put in something to get something out of it. You have to put in that hard work. 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," added Taylor.

The Windies's reply moved to six for one, losing opener Chris Gayle shortly before the close of play. The recalled Kraigg Brathwaite and nightwatchman Sulieman Benn will resume on five not out and zero not out respectively on Tuesday.

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