Ross Taylor finally compiled a big score in Sunday's ODI win versus Sri Lanka, but the New Zealander was never worried about his form.
A scarce supply of runs was not an issue for Ross Taylor, who finally clocked up a sizeable total in Sunday's one-day international triumph over Sri Lanka.
New Zealand moved 4-1 up in the seven-match series with a 120-run win in the sixth ODI, with Taylor adding 96 to assuage the frustration of having totalled just 65 in the series before that.
But his previous failures with the bat were of little concern to Taylor, who is hopeful of getting among the runs at the upcoming Cricket World Cup.
"It was nice for me to score some runs, because it's been a long time between drinks," Taylor said in quotes reported by ESPNcricinfo.
"I wasn't out of form, I just wasn't scoring any runs. We were still winning games, so the team could probably carry me for a little bit.
"At the same time, you have your own standards and you want to contribute to a team performance. I wasn't doing that. This was a start.
"It's a long campaign and hopefully I'm scoring runs heading into the World Cup."
Taylor, who averages 40.87 in 147 ODIs, revealed that he had made some adjustments to his game in the early matches of the series, but found that reverting to type had proved more beneficial.
"I probably worked on a few things that didn't work," he added. "It was just nice to go back and keep it simple.
"With [coach Martin Crowe], we worked on using my feet a bit more as well as some other things to evolve my game a little bit and hopefully be a better player. It would have been nice to get a hundred with Kane Williamson , but it wasn't meant to be."
The final ODI takes place in Wellington on Thursday and the two sides will meet again in the opening Pool A match of the World Cup on February 14.