Veteran New Zealand batter Ross Taylor had a dream end to his Test career as he picked up the wicket of Ebadot Hossain on the last ball of the match as New Zealand levelled the two-match Test series 1-1. The Kiwis prevailed over the visitors with a huge win by innings and 117 runs.
Skipper Tom Latham handed the ball to Ross Taylor in the 79th over of the Bangladesh second innings. Ebadot blocked the first 2 balls of the over but couldn’t stop himself from slogging the third ball.
The ball went straight into the hands of Latham, who was fielding at mid-wicket, who took a good catch. It was a kind of fairy-tale ending as the whole team gather around Ross Taylor to celebrate the victory and a great Test career.
Even the crowd at the Hagley Oval in, Christchurch were on its feet to applaud the veteran cricketer for one final time in Test cricket.
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Gotta love Ross Taylor getting his 3rd Test wicket in his final Test to win the match. pic.twitter.com/8KsjuWMExR
— Andrew Donnison (@Donno79) January 11, 2022
New Zealand make a strong comeback to level series
The World Test championship winners made a strong comeback after losing the first Test. Riding on a double century by skipper Tom Latham and a hundred by opener Devon Conway, New Zealand declared their innings on 521/6.
Trent Boult rattled the Bangladeshi batting line-up picking up a five wickets haul bowling out Bangladesh for 126 runs. The visitors were asked to follow on by the hosts. But they were bundled out for 278 runs despite Liton Das scoring 102 runs.
For New Zealand, Kyle Jameson was the pick of the bowlers in the second essay. The Black Caps went on to win by innings and 117 runs and grabbed crucial 12 WTC points.