New Zealand vs Pakistan: Ross Taylor became the most capped New Zealand cricketer in all formats.© AFP
Ross Taylor became New Zealand’s most capped player in all three formats on Saturday. Taylor achieved the feat when he stepped out for the first Test against Pakistan, played here at the Bay Oval. This is Taylor’s 438th game for the New Zealand cricket team. “Out comes @RossLTaylor, now New Zealand’s most capped player in all three formats with 438 * matches,” Blackcaps tweeted.
Comes out @RTLnews, now the player with the most limits in New Zealand in all three formats with 438 * matches
Shaheen Shah Afridi gave an account this morning for the two wickets
– BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) December 25, 2020
Daniel Vettori previously held this record with 437 games to his name for New Zealand.
The third player on the list is Brendon McCullum, who represented the team for 432 games, followed by Stephen Fleming with 395 games.
In the first test against Pakistan, New Zealand did not get off to a good start as Tom Latham was fired by Shaheen Afridi in the very first over.
Tom Blundell was then joined by Kane Williamson, but their partnership didn’t last long either, as the first was sent back to the pavilion by Afridi in the 11th over, bringing Taylor onto the field.
Taylor scored half a century, but he was fired by Afridi for 70. He hit 10 fours and a six during his stay in the middle.
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