Stats: Ross Taylor achieves a rare treble in International cricket

Stats: Ross Taylor achieves a rare treble in International cricket

The Wellington Test is the 100th match in Ross Taylor's Test career.

Ross Taylor
Ross Taylor. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

Ross Taylor achieved a new milestone during the ongoing Test match against India in Wellington as this game is now his 100th appearance in the longest format. Taylor, soon to be 36, made his Test debut in 2007 during New Zealand’s tour of South Africa. The last game of the 5-match T20I series against India at the Bay Oval was Taylor’s 100th Twenty20 International appearance. With that, Taylor became the first player to feature in 100 T20Is for New Zealand Men’s team.

By featuring in the Wellington Test, Ross Taylor became the first player in the history of International cricket to appear in at least 100 matches in all the three formats. He represented New Zealand in 231 ODI matches till date. Taylor played his 100th ODI match during the 2011 CWC against Kenya. The first-ever player to appear in 50 matches in all three International formats was also from New Zealand – Brendon McCullum in 2012.

Here are some of the key stats and numbers from Ross Taylor’s Test career thus far:

4 – Ross Taylor now became only the 4th player to feature in 100 Test matches for New Zealand. The other three players with this milestone are Daniel Vettori (112 excluding 1 for World XI), Stephen Fleming (111) and Brendon McCullum (101).

19 – Taylor has scored 19 centuries in Test cricket till date; the 2nd most Test tons for New Zealand behind Kane Williamson’s 21 hundreds. Taylor has 12 of the 19 centuries on New Zealand soil; two more than any other NZ player at home.

290 – Ross Taylor’s 290-run knock in the 2015 Perth Test against Australia is the 3rd highest individual in Test cricket for New Zealand. Brendon McCullum (302 against India in 2014) and Martin Crowe (299 against Sri Lanka in 1991) recorded higher scores than Taylor for the BlackCaps; both at the Basin Reserve.

3601 – Taylor’s 3601 runs in Test cricket on New Zealand soil thus far are the most for any player in this country. He went past Brendon McCullum’s 3591 runs at home during the home Test series against England.

7174 – Ross Taylor kicks off his 100th Test match as the leading run-getter for New Zealand in Test cricket as he went past Stephen Fleming’s tally of 7172 runs during the Sydney Test against Australia last month.