Ross Taylor becomes New Zealand's most prolific Test batsman
New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor has become the country's all-time leading Test run-scorer, surpassing Stephen Fleming.
Taylor made history when he reached 21 in New Zealand's second innings against Australia in the third and final Test at the SCG on Monday.
The 35-year-old reached the milestone when he hit Nathan Lyon for three to move past Fleming's record of 7,172 Test runs.
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Taylor moved top of the all-time list in his 99th match and 175th innings, however, his celebration was short-lived on another tough day for the Black Caps.
TOP OF THE CLASS pic.twitter.com/RRNUhJoXYD — BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) January 6, 2020
An angling delivery from Pat Cummins steamrolled Taylor and knocked over the stumps to dismiss the record-breaker for 22.
Taylor's dismissal left New Zealand reeling on 38-5 on day four of the final Test, having already lost the trans-Tasman series following back-to-back defeats to Australia.Published 06 Jan 2020, 10:42 IST