Last Update on: January 11th, 2022 at 11:43 am
New Zealand talisman Ross Taylor ended his Test career with a remarkable wicket of Ebadot Hossain as the hosts won by an innings and 117 runs to level the series 1-1.
Taylor was handed the ball in his last Test after Kyle Jamieson (4/82) and Neil Wagner (3/77) to decimate Bangladesh’s batting line-up.
Ross Taylor dismisses Ebadot Hossain in his final Test
Taylor bowled a couple of dot balls before he lured Ebadot to play a slog against him that landed in skipper Latham’s hands at the mid-wicket region as Bangladesh were bowled out for 278.
This was the seventh instance in his 14 years of playing Test cricket, that Taylor was required to roll his arms. It was his third wicket as he dismissed Harbhajan Singh and S Sreesanth during the New Zealand tour of India in 2010.
What a way to finish the Test! @RossLTaylor takes his THIRD Test wicket to finish the Test inside 3 days at Hagley Oval. We finish the series 1-1 with @BCBtigers. #NZvBAN pic.twitter.com/2GaL0Ayapr
— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) January 11, 2022
Taylor made 28 runs from 39 balls and smashed four boundaries before he was caught by Shoriful Islam at square leg off Ebadot’s bowling.
It’s great to finish off your career with a win and a wicket: Ross Taylor
The former New Zealand skipper received a standing ovation from the crowd and also shook hands with Bangladesh fielders before going back to the dugout.
The 37-year-old said that it was a great way for him to end his career in the red-ball format and enjoyed his time playing for the Black Caps in white colours.
“It’s great to finish off your career with a win and a wicket, I wanted to finish off with a win and the guys did it. Bangladesh put us under a lot of pressure a number of times, it’s only fair that we share the series,” Taylor told the official broadcasters.
“The series was great – I was wondering if we need to come back tomorrow, but the boys were fantastic. It became a bit funky towards the end, I chunked it up and Tom (Latham) said it was the most precious thing I did over the whole game.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed representing my country, have played a lot here (in Christchurch), spent a lot of time and it’s a great way to finish,” he added.
Taylor accumulated 7684 runs from 112 Test matches at an average of 44.16 with 35 half-centuries and 19 hundreds in his bag. He is currently the highest run-scorer for New Zealand and jointly holds the record of the most-capped player with Daniel Vettori.
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