Watch: Ross Taylor sparks controversy in ODI after gesture about Pakistan bowler's delivery style

Ross Taylor may have been a hero with the bat for the Black Caps but Pakistan fans are seeing him as a more of a villain after a gesture he made during the first ODI this morning.

The senior Black Caps batsman got into hot water over a gesture midway through his innings in which he appeared to accuse spinner Mohammed Hafeez of an illegal bowling action.

The move draw an immediate response from Pakistan's captain Sarfraz Ahmed who went straight to the umpires to challenge the action.

However, the reason the gesture may have had extra sting is due to the 38-year-old's past with the issue with his questionable delivery being ruled illegal (beyond the permitted flex of 15 degrees) four times by the ICC.

Hafeez was first reported by match officials in 2005 for the delivery but in the past four years, he's picked up another three reports. He has been suspended twice for the matter but given the all-clear to return to bowling in April this year after being tested.

Taylor finished with a top score of 80 in New Zealand's 47-run win while Hafeez finished with figures of 0-23 from six overs of work.