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World Record Holder New Zealand All-Rounder Bruce Taylor Dies

Former New Zealand all-rounder Bruce Taylor, who is the only player to have scored a century and taken a five-wicket haul on Test debut, died on Saturday at 77. The right-arm pace bowler, who batted l

By IANS News February 06, 2021 • 12:37 PM

When he was eventually dismissed for 105, the pair had racked up a record seventh-wicket stand of 163 in 158 minutes.

Taylor then took five wickets with his pace, removing Farokh Engineer, Chandu Borde, Nadkarni, MAK Pataudi and Venkataraghavan as India folded for 380 and conceded 82-run lead. Skipper Pataudi scored 153.

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The match ended in a draw.

To demonstrate this was no flash in the pan -- he followed that up with five for 26 in the next Test as India were bowled out for 88.

A tall, lean man, Taylor bowled fast-medium with a high action and was an aggressive batsman.

He went on to play 30 Tests, capturing 111 wickets at 26.60 and scoring 898 runs at 20.41. On his last tour of England, in 1973, he played two ODIs.


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