Ross Taylor turned out to be New Zealand’s highest run-getter in one-day internationals after he crossed Stephen Fleming’s mark of 8,007 during the 3rd one-day international against Bangladesh in Dunedin. Taylor achieved the mark in his 218th ODI appearance with a single to fine-leg off Mehidy Hasan in the 33rd over.
It was quickly cheered with noisy praise and overwhelming applause from the University Oval folks.
Taylor had, before in the 28th over, turn into the second New Zealand batsman to achieve 8,000 runs with a trademark slice through point off Mashrafe Mortaza. He has achieved the two achievements faster than Fleming, who took 280 matches. Fleming had achieved the milestone during the 2007 World Cup semi-last against Sri Lanka which ended up being his last ODI.
Taylor’s average is far better than the previous skipper’s as well, helped along by the way that he has had just four calendar years so far when his average was beneath 40. Since the beginning of 2017, he has been on an alternate plane as an ODI batsman, with five centuries and 14 fifties.
Fleming’s 7,172 runs in Tests, which is at present the most astounding for New Zealand in the format, is additionally under danger from Taylor, who needs 649 runs to move beyond the mark.