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Ross Taylor breaks this long standing record of New Zealand great Stephen Fleming

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 20 February 2019, 17:51 IST
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New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor becomes highest run-scorer in one-day internationals for the Black Caps on Wednesday. Taylor achieved this feat in the third and final match against Bangladesh and helped Kiwis pose a mammoth target of 331.

In the process Taylor broke former New Zealand captain and current Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming’s record of highest run maker for New Zealand in one-day internationals. Taylor made 61 runs off 81 balls as the Black Caps cruised to 330 for six after losing the toss.

Taylor’s 47th ODI half-century took his career tally in the 50-over format to 8,026 runs, overtaking Stephen Fleming’s 8,007. Although Stephen Fleming has 8,037 runs under his name but another 30 he made for the World XI team he played for. Hence, Taylor has more ODI runs for New Zealand than Fleming.

Henry Nicholls and Tom Latham also made half centuries each while James Neesham and Colin de Grandhomme made 37 runs each in 24 and 15 balls respectively. For Bangladesh Mustafizur Rahman was the only bowler to take 2 wickets, but it came at a great cost as he conceived 93 runs from the 10 overs he bowled.

Rest of the Bangladeshi bowlers managed to take only one wicket each as as their batsmen struggled to make any mark. Only Sabbir Rahman of Bangladesh crossed the half century mark as he made 102 runs off 110 balls.

First published: 20 February 2019, 17:51 IST