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Ross Taylor becomes 2nd NZ cricketer to smash 7,000 runs in Test cricket

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New Zealand cricketer Ross Taylor on Tuesday became the second and also the fastest Kiwi batsman to register 7000 runs in the longest format of the game.

He achieved the feat on day five of the second Test match against England at Seddon Park, New Zealand.

Taylor reached 7000 runs in 169th innings, and with this feat, he has surpassed New Zealand’s Stephen Fleming who had scored these runs in 189 innings.

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By doing so, Taylor also became the 51st batsman to get pass 7000 runs in Test cricket.

Earlier, Australia’s Steve Smith became the fastest batsman to register 7,000 runs in the longest format of the game.

India batsman Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar had reached the milestone in their 134th and 136th innings respectively.

Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor carries New Zealand to series win.

New Zealand 375 (Latham 105, Mitchell 73, Watling 55, Broad 4-73) and 241 for 2 (Williamson 104*, Taylor 105*) drew with England 476 (Root 226, Burns 101, Pope 75, Wagner 5-124)

(With ANI inputs)

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