Zimbabwe's legendary batsman Brandon Taylor has said goodbye to international cricket.The team could not give a memorable farewell to this veteran, who had announced his retirement before the third match of the ODI series being played against Ireland.Batting first, the entire team was all out for just 131 runs in 34 overs.Taylor failed to score runs in his last innings while captain Craig Irwin scored 57 runs.
The third match of the rain-affected series was reduced to 38-38 overs.Zimbabwe's batting failed miserably in this match and the entire team could not even last the stipulated 38 overs.The team somehow managed to reach the score of 138 thanks to captain Irwin's half-century.8 batsmen even reached the double digits.
Taylor returned disappointed in the last innings
Taylor, one of the most successful batsmen of Zimbabwe, has many batting records to his name but in his last match, he could score only 7 runs.Coming to bat after losing the toss, Taylor came out to open the innings for Zimbabwe in his last international innings, faced 12 balls and hit a four but could not reach double digits.
Taylor's name record
Taylor holds the record for scoring the most ODI hundreds on behalf of Zimbabwe.He is far ahead of all the other batsmen.Former captain Alister Campbell had scored 7 ODI centuries.In 2011, he made a world record by scoring 310 runs in the three-match series against New Zealand.Till 2013, Martin Guptill of New Zealand broke it by scoring 330 runs in the three-match bilateral series.
Taylor's illustrious international career
Playing 205 ODIs for Zimbabwe, Taylor scored a total of 6684 runs at an average of 35.55.He scored 11 centuries during this period and his best innings was an unbeaten 145.He was the highest run-scorer for Zimbabwe after Andy Flower (6786).In 34 Test matches, Taylor scored 2320 runs including 6 centuries, his innings of 171 runs being the biggest innings of his Test career.Playing 45 T20 matches, he scored 934 runs with the help of 6 half-centuries.Taylor made his ODI debut in April 2004 in Bulawayo, while Taylor made his Test debut against Sri Lanka in Harare in May the same year
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