NZ vs NED: Watch- Netherlands Team Gives A Guard Of Honor To Ross Taylor As He Walks In To Bat For The Final Time In His International Career

Netherlands cricket team gave New Zealand talisman Ross Taylor a guard of honor as the senior batter walked out to bat in his final ODI innings on Monday at the Seddon Park in Hamilton. New Zealand skipper Tom Latham won the toss and put the Dutchmen into the field.

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Netherlands left-arm pacer Fred Klaassen got the early wicket of Henry Nicholls in the fifth over. Klassen banged a sharp short ball on the surface as Nicholls attempted to pull but found a faint top-edge. Initially, the on-field umpire turned down the decision but after the visitors decided to review it, Nicholls was adjudged out.

Martin Guptill and Will Young combined for a 203-run stand for the second wicket. Guptill clobbered 11 fours and a couple of sixes to race to his 17th ODI century in 119 balls. Moments after completing the three-figure mark, Guptill found a top-edge off Klaassen’s short ball prey and Scott Edwards took a comfortable catch to complete the dismissal.

Watch- Ross Taylor gets guard of honor from Netherlands players in final ODI innings

As Guptill walked back to the dugout, the opener lauded Taylor before he fist-bumped with his long-time Blackcaps teammate. As Taylor walked toward the pitch, the Dutch players assembled into two rows to give the 38-year-old guard of honor in his farewell international game.

 

Taylor slog-swept Netherlands pacer, Logan van Beek, for a flat six over cow corner, a shot he played plenty of times in his storied career. The New Zealand batter’s knock was short-lived to 14 off 16 balls, Taylor was caught and bowled by van Beek as he walked back with a few Netherlands players congratulated him and the crowd cheered for him for the final time.

Ross Taylor
Ross Taylor. Image: ICC

Ross Taylor cried before his final international game

Earlier in the day, Taylor burst into tears when New Zealand’s national anthem was being played. Guptill, who was standing right next to Taylor, consolidate New Zealand’s all-time highest run-scorer in Tests (7684) and ODIs (8602).

Ross Taylor
Ross Taylor. Image: Twitter

Earlier in January, Taylor announced his retirement from Test cricket after the conclusion of the two-match Test series against Bangladesh, which ended in a 1-1 draw.

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