Ross Taylor registered his name in the history of cricket as he has become New Zealand’s highest run-scorer in cricket’s longest format. The New-Zealand cricketer achieved it after scoring three runs through mid-on following the tea break on the fourth day of the third Test match against the Australia team.
The 35-year-old player, who is currently playing his 99th Test, has scored 7,172 runs. He overtook Stephen Fleming, who scored the previous highest for a New Zealander in 111 matches between 1994 and 2008.
Former team New Zealand captain got out only five balls later after reaching the mark for 22 runs off the bowling of paceman Pat Cummins five balls later.
Ross Taylor’s Statement Regarding His Retirement:
Ross Taylor delightfully indicated that he might hope to play for at least a couple more years after breaking the record. “I definitely do not have an end date. As everyone says to me that you are a long-time retired and you shall know when the best time is to get retired. I just want to take it a couple of months at a time. I do not look too far ahead, but all going well I have hopefully got a couple of years left with the New Zealand team.” Ross Taylor added.
Team New Zealand’s performance on this tour was not good. Australia team declared their second innings after scoring 217 runs for two. David Warner scored an unbeaten century, his 24th in his Test career.
The Black Caps were set a 416-run target in the fourth innings at the Sydney Cricket Grounds.