NZ vs BAN: Ross Taylor becomes New Zealand’s highest Run Scorer
Ross Taylor surpassed Stephen Fleming to eventually become the highest run getter for New Zealand in the third ODI against Bangladesh in Dunedin on Wednesday (February 20). The right-hander went the tally of 8,007 runs of Fleming throughout the course of the innings of 64 runs. He also passed 8,000 runs getting the batsman behind Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, and Sourav Ganguly, only into the mark.
"It was pretty humbling to receive that sort of reception from the crowd once I passed the milestone," he explained at the mid-innings interval. The top-five highest run getters tally is included of: Taylor, Fleming, Nathan Astle (7,090), Martin Guptill (6,440) and Brendon McCullum (6,083). Held as one of the greatest-ever batsman of his country, the landmark is just another accolade to add to the record for Taylor, who has half-centuries and ODI heaps than some of his countrymen.
In addition, he boasts with more than 500 ODI runs of the highest average of any New Zealand batsman. But he's yet to reach 1 milestone. With Fleming becoming turned out to ICC World XI and for New Zealand, his overall ODI runs tally stands at 8,037, an agonizing 11 runs clear of where Taylor ended his innings. With the next ODI against Bangladesh to be New Zealand's past global involvement prior to the World Cup in June and May, it appears he could transcend the former New Zealand skipper.
Taylor is also in the top in regards to centuries and half a year. He has half centuries in ODI format and centuries compared to any of the New Zealand batsmen. Taylor holds a record in the Evaluation format, as well. He is just 649 runs behind Stephen Fleming who's the for New Zealand at this game's format. Taylor holds a record from the Test format, too. He is only 649 runs behind Stephen Fleming who's the for New Zealand at the game's arrangement.