Ross Taylor finishes off his Test cricket journey with a wicket from his last ball. After a total of 112 Tests, 7684 runs, and 19 centuries, Ross Taylor is now finally retiring from his Test career after taking his third test wicket. New Zealand beats Bangladesh by an innings and 117 runs tying the series to 1-1. New Zealand has also registered their first victory of the ICC World Test Championship 2021-23 cycle.
While Bangladesh’s captain Mominul Haque’s 37 runs in the second innings was the second-highest score made by anyone in the team, Litton scored 102 off 114 balls. Kylie Jamieson had taken four wickets whereas Neil Wagnor took three. Senior fast bowlers of the team, Tim Southee and Trent Boult became the main force to disintegrate Bangladesh in the first innings itself. Boult took Five wickets whereas Southee had taken three wickets due to which Bangladesh came down to 11/4 at the very beginning of the first innings.
Before Monday, Ross Taylor had only taken two wickets in Test crickets. The prior two wickets were taken in a match played against India back in November 2010. The crowd started encouraging Captain Tom Latham for handing over the ball to Taylor for an over before the black caps could take a new ball. Eventually, Ross Taylor ended up taking the last wicket for his team of the third ball from the 80th over.