WELLINGTON: Bruce Taylor, the one cricketer to have scored a century and brought 5 wickets in an innings on his Take a look at debut, has died. He was 77.
Taylor had been sick for a while. His demise was confirmed Saturday by New Zealand Cricket which described him as “a power of nature.”
Taylor had performed solely three top notch matches when he was chosen in 1965 to tour India in a New Zealand group which included John Reid and Bert Sutcliffe.
He was not chosen for the primary Take a look at however within the second, at Eden Gardens in Kolkata, left-hander Taylor scored 105 batting at No. 8. He placed on 163 with Sutcliffe, who made 151 not out.
Taylor then took 5-86 together with his fast-medium tempo to earn a novel place in cricket historical past. He additionally claimed a five-wicket bag within the subsequent Take a look at.
In opposition to a robust West Indies group in 1969, Taylor hit a century from 83 balls – the quickest on the time by a New Zealander in Assessments. That document stood for 36 years.
Taylor completed his 30-Take a look at profession with 111 wickets at a median 26.6, nonetheless the 12th greatest by a New Zealander.