Taylor fastest Kiwi batsman to score 7,000 Test runs
New Zealand talismanic batsman Ross Taylor who has a plethora of achievements under his belt has added one more feather to his kitty. The star batsman on Tuesday became the second-fastest batsman to score 7000 runs in the Test arena. It is worth mentioning that Ross Taylor also became the fastest Kiwi batsman to scale 7,000 runs in the longest format of the game.
The right-handed batsman accomplished the landmark on Day 5 of the ongoing second Test match at Seddon Park. It should be noted that Taylor reached the feat in just 169 innings surpassing former New Zealand’s captain Stephen Fleming who scored 7,000 runs in 189 innings.
In the process, Ross Taylor also became the 51st batsman in the history of Test cricket to score more than 7000 runs.
Previously, Australia’s best cricketer Steve Smith became the fastest to register 7,000 runs in the longest format of the game. Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar reached the milestone in their 134th and 136th innings.
Taylor looked pretty solid and impressive in the second Test against England alongside skipper Kane Williamson. Both the batsmen ensured not to give away their wicket easily. With calmness and composure, both of them went about their business and scored an unbeaten century each, in what was enough for Kiwis to draw the match on Day 5.
England already lost the first Test match as New Zealand won by an innings and 65 runs. Now that the second match has been drawn, New Zealand can take pride in the fact that they have won the Test series 1-0.