Ross Taylor becomes New Zealand's top scorer in Cricket Test

SYDNEY Ross Taylor has become the top scorer of New Zealand tests, beating Stephen Fleming Be promoted as the most prolific batter for the Black Caps in red ball cricket.

Taylor accomplished the feat on the fourth day of the third and final Test against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground when he hit Nathan Lyon mid-three.

The 35-year-old has 7,174 races of 99 tests and 174 entries. He has scored these races at an average of 46.28, including 19 centuries and 33 fifties. Fleming had scored 7,172 races in 111 test games he played for the Black Caps between 1994 and 2008.

Taylor fought in the three-game series. He could have reached the milestone in Melbourne, but he only compiled six races. However, he remains the second top scorer in New Zealand on the miserable tour with scores of 80, 22, 4, 2, 22 and 22 in the six innings he played on this Down Under tour.

In February, Taylor had also overtaken Fleming to get the most ODI runs from a New Zealand batter, and he has the most runs in all international formats for the Black Caps, passing 17,250 international races in these innings, which They include 39 centuries and 88 averages. centuries.

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