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Ross Taylor smashed a 101-ball 107, as New Zealand finished on a challenging total of 281 for the loss of nine wickets against Australlia Getty Images

New Zealand‘s swash-buckling batsman Ross Taylor, smashed his 16th century in One-Day Internationals (ODIs), during the third and final ODI of the Chappell-Hadlee-Trophy, against visitors Australia, at the Seddon Park in Hamilton on Saunday. Taylor smashed a 101-ball 107, as New Zealand finished on a challenging total of 281 for the loss of nine wickets, which they later won by 24 runs. Owing to Taylor’s ton, he also equaled the record with former New Zealand great Nathan Astle, as the most number of tons scored for New Zealand in ODIs. Both the batsmen now have 16 ODI tons each. Also, he equaled the most number of tons in ODIs, batting at No. 4 position, as he has now 14 tons, which he shares with South African batsman AB de Villiers. FULL CRICKET UPDATES: New Zealand vs Australia, 3rd ODI at Hamilton

Riding on Ross Taylor s 16th One-Day International (ODI) century, New Zealand posted a total of 281 for 9 against Australia in the third and the final game of the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy 2016-17, at the Seddon Park in Hamilton. Apart from Taylor, opener Dean Brownlie (63) and all-rounder Mitchell Santner (38*) played useful knocks to put their team well in the corridor of 280-run mark. Taylor took the game away from the Australia bowlers in no-time. He blasted off every single bowler with ease and perfection mixed with timing and hard-hitting.

Player M R HS Avg B S/R 100 50
Ross Taylor 178 5949 131* 43.42 7225 82.33 16 32
Nathan Astle 223 7090 145* 34.92 9760 72.64 16 41
Martin Guptill 141 5230 237* 42.52 6025 86.8 11 32
Kane Williamson 106 4181 145* 46.45 4997 83.67 8 27
Stephen Fleming 279 8007 134* 32.41 11214 71.4 8 49

Later on, it was Trent Boult s 6-for helped New Zealand regain the prestigious Chappell-Hadlee Trophy 2016-17 against Australia. Chasing the target of 282 in the third ODI at Hamilton, Australia were bowled out for 257 handing over a 24-run victory to New Zealand.