Saturday 5 December, 2020

Taylor becomes New Zealand's all-time leading run-scorer in ODIs

New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor.

New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor.

Ross Taylor became New Zealand's all-time leading run-scorer in One-Day Internationals (ODI) during Wednesday's encounter against Bangladesh.

Taylor, 34, went past 8,000 ODI runs and then eclipsed Stephen Fleming's record of 8,007 for the Black Caps.

The right-hander needed 51 in the third ODI in Dunedin to get past Fleming and he reached the milestone by whipping Mehidy Hasan to fine leg for a single.

In his 218th ODI, Taylor fell for 69, moving onto 8,026 runs in the format at an average of 48.34.

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