New Zealand’s legendary batsmen Ross Taylor is playing his last test match of his career against Bangladesh.
Ross Taylor became New Zealand’s joint second most capped player on Sunday. This is his 112th test match of his only. Only NZ’s legendary spinner Daniel Vettori has played that many tests for NZ. Taylor who is playing his last test will play be seen playing his last ODI series against Australia starting from January 30.
After the toss, when New Zealand’s nation anthem was played prior to the start of the test on Day 1, Taylor looked quite emotional. The 37-year-old had moist eyes as he could not hold back his tears.
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Ross Taylor might not be included in the list of the best batsmen in the world, but he has the most international runs for NZ. He is the only cricketer in the world to have more than 100 appearances in all three formats of the game.
After being put to bat first, New Zealand have put up a total of 349 runs on the board at the cost of a wicket. Skipper Tom Lathan has scored an unbeaten 186 along with Devon Conway who has scored an unbeaten 99 at stumps on Day 1. Shoriful Islam was the only one to get a wicket as he dismissed Will Young for 54 runs.
Bangladesh are currently leading the two match test series by 1-0 following their historic win at Mount Maunganui. Bangladesh have beaten New Zealand in any format of the game for the first time in their soil.
Ross Taylor has amassed 7656 runs in 112 tests at an average of 44.25 with a career best of 290. He has hit 19 centuries in tests and 21 in ODI. In ODI cricket, Taylor has managed to score 8576 runs at an average of 48.18 with a strike rate of 83.86.
Taylor bids a farewell after 17 years of service for his national team.