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New Zealand star Taylor gives a tearful goodbye to international cricket

RossTaylor. (Photo by Fiona Goodall/Getty Images)

an emotional one RossTaylor received a standing ovation as the New Zealand star gave an emotional farewell to international cricket on Monday after 16 years at the helm.

The visiting Netherlands team gave the 38-year-old a guard of honor as he started fourth in their third one-day international at Seddon Park in Hamilton.

He was sacked for 14, but the day belonged to Taylor, who announced in December that the series against the Netherlands would be his last hurray.

With his kids on one side and teammates on the other, Taylor broke down in tears before the game as the players lined up for the national anthems.

The spectators at Seddon Park rose and applauded generously as he got into the crease for the last time.

Taylor retired from Test cricket in style in January, taking the final wicket from Bangladesh to ensure New Zealand won the second Test in Christchurch and the series drew.

Taylor has been a mainstay in the New Zealand batting order since his debut in 2006 and has amassed a wealth of records and achievements.

Among them is a New Zealand record of 7,683 Test runs and he also scored the most runs for the country in ODIs.

He also achieved the highest Test score in Australia by a guest player – 290 in Perth in 2015.

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New Zealand star Taylor gives a tearful goodbye to international cricket

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