Taylor recollects 'butterflies in my stomach'

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Fast bowler Jerome Taylor cherished a promising return to international cricket on day one of the West Indies' series opener against New Zealand at Sabina Park in Kingston on Sunday.

Fast bowler Jerome Taylor cherished a promising return to international cricket on day one of the West Indies' series opener against New Zealand at Sabina Park in Kingston on Sunday.

Taylor, who last played Test match cricket in November 2009, snared the key wicket of New Zealand opener Peter Fulton to highlight sound figures of one for 22 in 17 overs.

The Black Caps later moved to a solid 240 for two on the back of the right-handed Kane Williamson's century and the left-handed Tom Latham's complementary 83.

"At the start of the game, I felt a bit of butterflies in my stomach knowing that the expectation is very high. I myself know that I want to give a good account of myself," said Taylor.

"It was good for me coming back and getting in the wickets column and being able to come out and give a good display of myself. So I'm really happy with that but there's still room for improvement."

Williamson and Latham all but confirmed the advantage for the hosts, who had earlier won the toss and elected to bat first. Right-armer Taylor, however, looked forward to a prompt turnaround come Monday and beyond.

"We bowled well in patches, the New Zealanders were very reluctant to come at us in the first session, so I think they came back hard looking to get some score," he added.

"They capitalised on the bad deliveries that we bowled and I think we were a bit inconsistent. It is a five-day game, so we have four days to go, you never know, Monday can be a totally different day."

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