Ross Taylor
Ross Taylor made a brilliant double century against the West IndiesReuters

After Ross Taylor helped New Zealand pile up a mammoth score in their first innings, the Kiwi bowlers will get to work to try and dismiss the West Indies on day 3 of the first Test in Dunedin.

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Taylor scored the first ever double century of his career, making an unbeaten 219 (319b, 23x4) to guide New Zealand to 609 for nine declared.

Starting the day on a dominant 367 for three with both Brendon McCullum and Taylor completing their centuries on day one, things did not go swimmingly for New Zealand, who lost both McCullum (113) and Corey Anderson early on.

From there a score of over 500 looked unlikely, but Taylor forged crucial partnerships with first BJ Watling and then No.10 and No.11 Ish Sodhi and Neil Wagner to pull the home side to a big total.

In the process New Zealand posted their highest ever score against the West Indies, surpassing the previous total of 543 for three made in 1974 in Guyana.

"I don't think it's sunk in yet, maybe tonight it will," Taylor told Radio Sport.

"I think my state of mind out there I was just trying to bat the same tempo, be pretty relaxed and play as straight as possible.

"I actually feel like I'm still batting out there so hopefully it will sink in a bit more tonight."

Taylor also overhauled his previous best score of 154, scored against England in Manchester in 2008, comfortably on Wednesday.

"I think probably Manchester comes close to it," Taylor added. "Both innings I didn't feel great leading into it and I had to exorcise some of those demons. Mentally, I think the way I structured it, it was my best innings.

"All through the day it was just about ticking off little things. Getting to 150, then my highest test score, the highest score on the ground then Smithy (Ian Smith) told me that I'd never beat his 174, so I will have to remind him of that."

West Indies have not made the greatest of starts, finishing day two on 67 for two in 24 overs, losing both their openers Kirk Edwards and Kieran Powell.

Darren Bravo (37, 64b, 5x4) and Marlon Samuels (14, 44b, 2x4) are batting and the visitors will need those two to stay at the crease for as long as possible if they are to salvage anything from the first Test.