New Zealand vs Bangladesh: Ross Taylor takes fairytale wicket to seal Series-level victory

A fairytale finish! Retired New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor ends remarkable career by winning Bangladesh’s final wicket – only their THIRD wicket and in his 112th test – to seal huge victory

  • Bangladesh were 279 for nine when part-time spinner Ross Taylor took the ball
  • After two dot balls, Ebadot Hossain skied one and was caught in the midwicket
  • This meant prolific drummer Taylor improbably ended his long testing career.
  • New Zealand dominated Bangladesh in the game to secure the end of the series 1-1











Ross Taylor won Bangladesh’s final wicket – just the third of his testing career – in his final act of test cricket to seal New Zealand’s playoff victory by one end and 117 points in the second and last game Tuesday.

New Zealand’s decision to call a call denied Taylor, who made 28 in his first reported 521-6 total, the chance to strike again.

Bangladesh scored 126 in the opening innings and were 278-9 in the final session of Matchday 3 when New Zealand skipper Tom Latham threw the ball at Taylor.

New Zealand drummer Ross Taylor ended his testing career fairytale-style by taking the wicket that sealed his side’s victory over Bangladesh in Christchurch

With Bangladesh following, Taylor didn't have a chance to strike again but still made the headlines by taking the last wicket of the match with his leg broken

With Bangladesh following, Taylor didn’t have a chance to strike again but still made the headlines by taking the last wicket of the match with his leg broken

The part-time spinner sent two point balls before inducing a skyer from Ebadot Hossain and Latham took a fall in the middle of the wicket to secure a winning farewell to the former New Zealand captain.

The margin of victory could have been greater had it not been for Liton Das’ 102 counterattack for Bangladesh, which shocked the Test world champions in the opener at Mount Maunganui.

“It’s a great way to end,” said Taylor, New Zealand’s most prolific test hitter with 7,683 runs, including 19 hundred, in 112 games with an average of 44.66.

“I wanted to end with a win and the guys definitely gave it to me.

Taylor lifts the curtain on a testing career of 7,683 races in 112 tests to an average of 44.66

Taylor lifts the curtain on a testing career of 7,683 races in 112 tests to an average of 44.66

He marked the final of his testing career with his family after New Zealand's victory

He marked the final of his testing career with his family after New Zealand’s victory

“It was an emotional game for me and my family… it was good to get the victory,” added the 37-year-old, who will play his last limited international matches against Australia and the Netherlands during the season. ‘been at home.

On the heels of their surprise eight-wicket loss in the opening test, New Zealand imposed a follow-up before their setters secured the victory.

“The bowlers did a hell of a good job on a tiring wicket,” said Latham.

“Ross Taylor got up and took the last wicket. He’s been there for 17 years … has been such an important member of the group. ‘

Taylor is best known for his prolific run score, but it was his third try wicket

Taylor is best known for his prolific run score, but it was his third try wicket

New Zealand were stunned by Bangladesh in the first test but fought back to tie the series

New Zealand were stunned by Bangladesh in the first test but fought back to tie the series

Latham, whose 252 earned him the man of the match title, managed a superb catch on the second slip to clear Mohammad Naim as Bangladesh began to crumble.

Neil Wagner put the Tourists’ batsmen through a bouncer barrage and was awarded with numbers 3-77, while Kyle Jamieson claimed 4-82.

Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque (37) and Nurul Hasan (36) couldn’t convert their starts to big shots, but Liton scored freely to bring his second Test 100 to 106 balls.

“I’m really happy with the first test, but the second test was disappointing,” said Mominul.

Devon Conway was named man of the series for smashing two hundred in three innings.

Bangladesh showed better resistance in their second round with Liton Das reaching a century

Bangladesh showed better resistance in their second round with Liton Das reaching a century

Neil Wagner took a nice diving hold to rule out Nurul Hasan Sohan on Matchday 3

Neil Wagner took a nice diving hold to rule out Nurul Hasan Sohan on Matchday 3

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