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Ross Taylor ends his demo career with an imaginary wicket when the Black Cups beat Bangladesh

The public demanded it, and Tom Latham released it, and Ross Taylor handed it over.

One of New Zealand’s greatest cricketers ended his Test career to win the Black Cup against Bangladesh in the second Test at Christchurch on Tuesday.

Taylor had taken only two wickets in his previous 111 Tests, but had a chance to finish 79th at the Hockley Oval as the situation worsened with 9 wickets coming in the second round.

New Zealand's Ross Taylor and his team-mates celebrate the dismissal of Bangladesh's Abbott Hussain at the Hawkley Oval to finish the second Test.

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New Zealand’s Ross Taylor and his team-mates celebrate the dismissal of Bangladesh’s Abbott Hussain at the Hawkley Oval to finish the second Test.

In the third ball from his own net, 37-year-old automaker Abbott Hussain was caught in an unwanted swing, and New Zealand captain Tom Latham took an amazing shot to delight Taylor and his teammates and fans.

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Taylor last played in a Test match in October 2013. He bowled 99 balls in Test cricket, finishing with an average of 16 wickets. His best earner was 2-4 in India’s tie test in Ahmedabad in 2010.

His 112th and final Test match put him on par with Daniel Vittor, New Zealand’s most prolific cricketer, and he is currently the best Test scorer in the country with 7,683 assists at an average of 44.66.

Taylor announced his retirement from Test cricket late last year, but is yet to play in one-day internationals against Australia and the Netherlands this summer.

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