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Ross Taylor completes 4,000 Test runs

Ross Taylor essayed his 10th Test hundred against West Indies at Wellington © Getty Images
Ross Taylor essayed his 10th Test hundred against West Indies at Wellington © Getty Images

 

Dec 11, 2013

 

New Zealand’s middle-order batsman, Ross Taylor reached his 4,000 Test runs while scoring his 10th Test century against the West Indies at the Basin Reserve on Wednesday.

 

The 29-year old Wellington born batsman achieved this memorable feat while playing in his 52nd Test for New Zealand.

 

He is the seventh New Zealand batsman to achieve this feat. The first one to do it was New Zealand’s former opening batsman — John Wright. A few years later, Martin Crowe surpassed his achievement.

 

Taylor now averages 46.52, and that means he tops the list of New Zealand batsmen in terms of their batting averages when we consider a minimum qualification of 20 innings.

 

Taylor made his Test debut back in 2007 against South Africa at Johannesburg. He failed to make his mark in his debut Test but has come a long way since then.

 

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