WTC Final Live: New Zealand’s Ross Taylor completes 18,000 international runs, 3rd highest amongst active cricketers: Veteran batsman Ross Taylor became the first New Zealand batsman to score 18,000 international runs. On Day 5 of the ongoing World Test Championship final between India and England in Southampton, Ross Taylor achieved the feat despite his underperformance for the BlackCaps in the first innings of the WTC Final against India and his batting fiasco against England earlier this month.
On achieving the unique 18,000 feat in the runs battle, Ross Taylor has not only marked himself as the 3rd highest amongst active players but also has become the first New Zealand player to gather the name to his record.
WTC Final: Ross Taylor is first player from New Zealand to complete 18000 International runs
In the runs charter of players with most International runs- Indian skipper Virat Kohli still dominates at the pinnacle with 22,862 runs under his belt. West Indies power hitter- Chris Gayle sits second on the list with 19,350 runs. England’s skipper Joe Root preceded Kiwis Ross Taylor who currently hangs with 15,569 runs in his kitty.
Active cricketers with most international runs:
- Virat Kohli (22,862 runs)
- Chris Gayle (19,350 runs)
- Ross Taylor (18,003)
The 37-year-old New Zealand player has represented his side in 108 Tests, 233 ODI’s, and 102 T20’s. His International Career comprises a total of 40 centuries and 93 half-centuries.
WTC Final: Walking down with Kane Williamson to resume their first innings on Day 5 of WTC, Ross Taylor was soon dismissed for just 11 runs. The Kiwi veteran was foxed by Indian speedster Mohammed Shami who tempted Taylor to attempt a cover drive.
WTC Final: In the haste of attempting the drive, Taylor was caught in a Shami’s bait as the cover fielder made no mistake in full-length dive to take the catch in safe hands.