Black Caps opener Peter Fulton says he would exchange his two centuries against England for a series win in the third and final Test.
Towering New Zealand batsman Peter Fulton scored the first Test century of his career in the third Test against England in Auckland.
It was Fulton’s fourteenth Test as a international cricketer but he didn’t have to wait quite so long for his second century, as the 34-year-old followed up his 136 in the first innings with 110 in the second.
It’s only the fourth time a New Zealander has scored centuries in each innings, yet the opener says he would swap those two hundreds for a series win over England.
“I would gladly give back the hundreds to get a win,” Fulton was quoted on the Telegraph’s website.
“We have not had many Test wins over England never mind series wins.
“For any New Zealander beating England in any sport is a pretty sweet thing and fingers crossed we can get those last six wickets.”
Fulton’s back-to-back centuries have helped put New Zealand in a good position to go on and win the deciding Test of the series.
After reaching 241-6 the home side declared to leave England with the nigh-on impossible task of reaching 481 runs for victory with little over a day left to play.
The Kiwis took four English wickets before stumps on day four and the tourists now face the difficult prospect of batting out three sessions with only six wickets in hand.
If New Zealand do bowl England out before close of play on day five it will be their first series win over the visitors in 14 years.