Ross Taylor Becomes New Zealand's Most Prolific Test Run-Getter

Updated: 06 January 2020 11:18 IST

Ross Taylor has 7,174 runs from 99 Tests and 174 innings, with 19 centuries and 33 fifties.

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Ross Taylor has the most international runs across all formats for New Zealand. © Twitter

Ross Taylor has become New Zealand's leading Test run-scorer, surpassing Stephen Fleming to be touted as the most prolific batsman for the Black Caps in red-ball cricket. Taylor achieved the feat on the fourth day of the third and final Test against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground when he hit Nathan Lyon over mid-on for three. The 35-year-old has 7,174 runs from 99 Tests and 174 innings. He has scored these runs at an average of 46.28, including 19 centuries and 33 fifties.

Fleming had scored 7,172 runs in 111 Test matches he played for the Black Caps between 1994 and 2008.

Taylor struggled in the three-match series against Australia. He could have brought up the milestone in Melbourne, but compiled only six runs. However, he is still New Zealand's second-top run-scorer on the wretched tour with scores of 80, 22, 4, 2, 22 and 22 in the six innings he played this tour Down Under.

In February, Taylor had also moved past Fleming for the most ODI runs by a New Zealand batsman, and has the most runs in all international formats for the Black Caps, passing 17,250 international runs in this innings, which includes 39 centuries and 88 half-centuries.

Taylor will become the fourth New Zealand cricketer after Fleming, Daniel Vettori and Brendon McCullum to play 100 Tests when they take on India in Wellington on February 21.

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Highlights
  • Ross Taylor now has 7,174 runs from 99 Tests
  • He has scored 19 centuries and 33 fifties in Tests
  • He moved ahead of Stephen Fleming, who had 7,172 runs from 111 Tests
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