DUNEDIN: Ross Taylor on Tuesday broke the record of former Kiwis skipper Damien Fleming to become the highest runscorer of New Zealand in One Day Internationals.
In third ODI against Bangladesh at University Oval in Dunedin city, the 34-year-old struck 64 runs which made him claim the title of leading runscorer for his country.
He surpassed the 8000 run-mark, making him 27th batsmen in the World to achieve the stunning feat. He now stands at 8021 marks after edging past Flemming’s tally of 8,007 runs.
The 34-year-old, who made his ODI debut in 2006, reached his milestone in 203 innings with an average of 48.34.
Long established as one of his country’s greatest ever batsmen, this is simply another accolade to add to the list for Taylor, who has more ODI centuries and half-centuries than any of his countrymen, as well as boasting the highest average of any New Zealand batsman with more than 500 ODI runs.