New Zealand’s middle-order batsman Ross Taylor guided his team to a comprehensive victory over India in the first One-Day International (ODI) at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Wednesday. The right-hander smashed his career’s 21st century to take his side over the line.
During the match, the 35-year-old broke a 14-year-old record as well. When Taylor reached the score of 17 runs, he registered his name in the history and became the Kiwi batsman with most runs against India. Taylor leapfrogged former NZ opener Nathan Astle, who held this feat for 14 years.
Astle had clubbed 1207 runs in 29 innings. He played his last match against India in the year 2005. Taylor now has 1300 runs in 32 innings. Stephen Fleming and Kane Williamson sit at the third and fourth places respectively, in this list.
Most runs by a New Zealand batsman against India in ODIs:
- Ross Taylor – 32 innings – 1300 runs
- Nathan Astle – 29 innings – 1207 runs
- Stephen Fleming – 38 innings – 1098 runs
- Kane Williamson – 24 innings – 962 runs
When it comes to India batters with most runs against the Kiwis, then India’s legendary player Sachin Tendulkar sits at the top spot. He had accumulated 1750 runs in 41 innings. The next place is acquired by the current Indian team skipper Virat Kohli. In 24 innings, he has scored 1354 runs.