Taylor had earlier taken two wickets in the form of Harbhajan Singh and S Sreesanth during New Zealand’s tour of India in 2010.
Christchurch, Veteran New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor could not have expected a better farewell than the last ball of his 15-year Test career and a series-leveling win against Bangladesh and the star batsman agrees that Been wonderful.
Ross Taylor ended his Test career with the dismissal of Ibadat Hossain as New Zealand beat Bangladesh by an innings and 117 runs to level the two-match series 1-1 here on Tuesday.
An emotional Ross Taylor told the official broadcaster after the match, “It’s great to end my career with a win and a wicket, I wanted to end my career with a win and the players did it.” Bangladesh put us under a lot of pressure at times, it is only fair that we will share this series.”
As Bangladesh’s ninth wicket fell, the spectators at Hagley Oval started taking Taylor’s name and captain Tom Latham handed him the ball, obeying the spectators. On the third ball of the thirty-seven-year-old Taylor, Ibadat caught the New Zealand captain, taking the veteran player only his third Test wicket in 112 Tests. Taylor had earlier taken two wickets in the form of Harbhajan Singh and S Sreesanth during New Zealand’s tour of India in 2010.
Taylor bowled only 16 overs in his entire Test career. The last time he held the ball was eight years ago. Taylor said, “The series was great – I was wondering if we have to get back on the field tomorrow but the players did a great job. It got a little interesting in the end, I got the wicket and Tom said that was the most precious thing for me in the whole match. ,
“I really enjoyed representing my country, played a lot here (Christchurch), spent a lot of time and it’s a great way to end,” he said. Former New Zealand captain Taylor was greeted by the audience standing up. He was handed the ball of the match and the Bangladesh players gave him a guard of honour. (agency)