Ross Taylor the first to play 100 matches across formats
Veteran New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor on Friday made history when he took the field versus India in the opening Test here as he ended up being the first gamer to play 100 matches in all 3 formats of thegame
The continuous match at the Basin Reserve is his 100 th Test.Taylor existed his 100 th Test cap by former New Zealand wicketkeeper Ian Smith prior to thematch
“Really excited about the occasion. It’s very nice for the team and the family to experience something they might never do again,” Ross Taylor stated.
“I’ll need some help drinking (the hundred bottles of wine), but they can be stored for a while. It keeps the tradition from Fleming, Brendon (McCullum) and Dan (Daniel Vettori) who all played over a hundred Tests each and hopefully we can celebrate this one with a win.”
The 35- year-old played his 100 th T20 International versus India last month. He has actually likewise played 231 ODIs for New Zealand.
The right-handed Ross Taylor is currently his nation’s leading run- scorer in Test and ODI with 7174 and 8570 runs respectively to his name.
In T20 Internationals, he has actually scored 1909 runs and former captain Brendon McCullum (2140 from 71 matches) and opener Martin Guptill (2536 from 88 matches)
are the just 2 Kiwi players above him on the list.
Taylor made his Test debut in 2007 and played his first ODI match a year previously.