Top 10 centuries by tail-enders in international cricket

Mrinal Narang

#9 Jerome Taylor – 106 vs. New Zealand, Dunedin (2008)

Shivnarine Chanderpaul congratulates Jerome Taylor for a glorious maiden test hundred at Dunedin 

On another overcast day in Dunedin, after posting a comfortable 365 in their first innings, New Zealand had West Indies on the mat at 173-6. It may have been a different match, but what was being witnessed was the same old Caribbean story.

With the defiant Shivnarine Chanderpaul at the other end, Jerome Taylor strode in at number eight. What followed was nothing short of magnificent. The circumstances made it even more so. Taylor displayed every shot at his disposal as runs flowed in from every direction. With fierce front-foot drives, wristy flicks and some neat smashing down the ground against Vettori, Taylor broke the shackles on Chanderpaul. By the time Taylor was dismissed, New Zealand’s lead had been trimmed to a mere 39, changing the complete course of the match. 

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