India held sway in the last two matches pushing New Zealand to the back-foot but Ross Taylor says the current do-or-die situation will ultimately work in the favour of his team and help it make a comeback in the one-day series.
Both the teams will clash in the third one-dayer at the AMI stadium on Sunday.
“After the rained-out game at Wellington, we need to win. Dan’s (Vettori) told us it’s a must-win game. We have been in the situation before with the West Indies, and we have come out winning the must-win games. So hopefully the pressure we can put ourselves under will work in our favour,” said Taylor.
“I guess there will be a bit of nervousness about that. Hopefully we can put on a decent score and bat first for a change,” said Taylor.
“If we lose tomorrow there is no chance of winning, whereas if we win we have a chance of keeping it alive to win the series. We have risen in the past to the occasion so hopefully we can do it again.”
Talking about India’s batting which has helped the visitors dominate the previous two games, Taylor said: “They got off to a flier in Christchurch in the T20 and their batters will be licking their lips. But our batters would be expecting to do the same as well. That small boundary (square off the wicket) will be peppered a bit.”