NZ vs IND: WATCH – Ross Taylor accompanied by his kids in 100th Test

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New Zealand’s middle-order batsman Ross Taylor has etched his name in record books as he became the first cricketer to play 100 international matches in all three formats. As soon as he walked onto the field on Day 1 of the first Test against India on Friday at Basin Reserve in Wellington, Taylor made history.


Taylor, who recently played his 100th T20I vs India in January, has also played 231 ODIs for Black Caps. He is already the country’s leading run-scorer in Tests and ODIs with 7174 and 8570 runs to his name, respectively.


To acknowledge the special achievement, the 35-year-old walked out for the national anthem accompanied by his kids MacKenzie and Jonty.

When it comes to the Test format, Taylor became the fourth Kiwi player to reach such feat. Before him, Daniel Vettori (112), Stephen Fleming (111) and Brendon McCullum (101) have accomplished the landmark.


In the match, New Zealand had won the toss and elected to bowl on a green wicket with breezy, and overcast conditions. The host made full use of bowling friendly conditions and ripped apart visitors batting line-up.

Debutant Kyle Jamieson exhibited outstanding bowling and struck three wickets in the form of Cheteshwar Pujara (11), Virat Kohli (2), and Hanuma Vihari (7). At Stumps, India were 122-5.

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