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Ross Taylor reaches the milestone of 7000 Test runs
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Ross Taylor reaches the milestone of 7000 Test runs

Ross Taylor, the Kiwi batsman, is one of the underrated talents of the cricketing world. Nevertheless, it never stopped him from recording his brilliance time and again. The right-hander did the same in the recently concluded Test match against England, where the dexterous batsman registered his 19th century in Test cricket.

Doing so, the veteran of 96 Tests, 228 ODIs and 95 T20Is, reach the valuable milestone of 7000 Test runs. Taylor also became the fastest Kiwi batsman to achieve this feat as the 35-year old did it in his 169th innings, beating the former skipper Stephen Fleming by 20 innings, who did it in 189 innings. 

However, the Wellington born cricketer can witness his record getting smashed soon, as his skipper Kane Williamson needs only 678 runs in 35 innings to do so.

Taylor is the 51st batsman in the history of red-ball cricket to get past 7000 Test runs. His superlative batting outing allowed the Blackcaps to keep England at bay, thus winning the two-match red-ball series 1-0.