Ross Taylor becomes New Zealand’s leading run-getter in ODIs
Ross Taylor crossed 8,000 ODI runs to surpass Stephen Fleming. © AFP

Ross Taylor is now New Zealand‘s highest run-getter in ODI cricket.

The 34-year-old, in his 203rd innings, surpassed surpass Stephen Fleming‘s Black caps record of 8,007 runs during his 82-ball 69 against Bangladesh in Dunedin on Wednesday. (FULL SCORECARD: NEW ZEALAND vs BANGLADESH, 3rd ODI)

New Zealand ended on 330/6, with Henry Nicholls and Tom Latham also getting fifties.

Taylor entered the third and final ODI 43 runs short of reaching the 8,000-mark in ODI cricket and duly became the second New Zealand batsman to the milestone.

MOST RUNS FOR NEW ZEALAND IN ODIS

Player M I NO Runs HS Avg SR
R Taylor 218 203 37 8026 181* 48.34 83.37
S Fleming 279 268 21 8007 134* 32.41 71.40
N Astle 223 217 14 7090 145* 34.92 72.64
M Guptill 169 166 18 6440 237* 43.51 87.44
B McCullum 260 228 28 6083 166 30.41 96.37

Since he made his debut in 2006, Taylor has scored 8,026 runs at an average of 48.34. His 20 hundreds are also a New Zealand record.

Of active New Zealand batsman, the next highest is Martin Guptill with 6,440 runs.

New Zealand lead Bangladesh 2-0 in the series.