One of the legends of New Zealand cricket — Ross Taylor is playing his last Test at Hagley Oval in Christchurch against Bangladesh. Batting at No.4, Taylor scored only 28 runs in the first innings of the second Test against Bangladesh. He received a standing ovation from the Hagley Oval crowd and a guard of honour from the Bangladesh team when he walked out to bat in his final Test. The veteran batter was in tears during New Zealand’s national anthem ahead of his last Test.
— Spark Sport (@sparknzsport) January 8, 2022
Many fans replied and hailed Taylor for his terrific career.
Here are some reactions-
I love this man https://t.co/34Acr8pGFA
— sraknet (@sraknet1) January 9, 2022
Last test match. So much emotion. https://t.co/VRuX8R2cQb
— s#i (@shashishekhar) January 9, 2022
What a man, Ross Taylor Emotional moment, not just for him but for many of us
— sivy ???????? (@Sivy62) January 8, 2022
You are the best, Ross , we will miss , Love from India
— anuranjan kumar (@anuranjankumar) January 9, 2022
— Cricketophilic Doc (@DrCricket__) January 8, 2022
— Frank (@GregAFC) January 8, 2022
Tell me you’re not feeling emotional without telling me you’re not feeling emotional https://t.co/9uJML4fdw8
— Simon (@thompson_sj) January 8, 2022
Since making his debut in 2007, Taylor has played 112 Test matches for New Zealand and scored 7,684 runs, including 19 hundreds and 35 half-centuries.
He was also the part of the Blackcaps’ side that won the inaugural World Test Championship final against India last year.
In the ongoing series, after losing the first match, New Zealand are in a commanding position in the second Test, having taken a 395-run first-innings lead.
The Kiwis scored 521/6 declared in their first innings with stand-in captain Tom Latham (252) scoring a brilliant double hundred and No.3 batter Devon Conway smashing 109 runs.
Later, Trent Boult picked a five-wicket haul to help the home side bowl out Bangladesh for 126 runs in the first innings. The pacer also completed his 300 wickets in the longest format on Monday.
Bangladesh lead 1-0 in the two-match Test series against New Zealand.
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