Brendan Taylor's last international innings of 14 minutes, read how he missed two big records on the way
Every player wants a good ending. And, even then they say that all is well if the end is good. But, this could not happen in the case of Zimbabwe batsman Brendan Taylor. It's not that those batsmen haven't been better. With him an era of Zimbabwean cricket came to an end. He was one of Zimbabwe's most successful batsmen. But, his end could not be as he wanted. In the last fight of 3 ODIs against Ireland, neither his bat nor his team could win. The result was that the series between the two teams ended in a draw and two big records slipped from the hands of Brendan Taylor.
Ireland beat Zimbabwe by 7 wickets in the last match of the ODI series. The match was decided by the Duckworth-Lewis rule. There was a match of 38-38 overs between the two teams. Batting first Zimbabwe scored 131 runs in 34 overs. In reply, Ireland got the target of making 118 runs in 32 overs. But the Irish team achieved this score in the 23rd over itself. With this, the series between the two teams ended in a draw. Zimbabwe won the first ODI in the first two matches of the ODI series. Whereas the second ODI was canceled due to rain.
Last innings lasted 14 minutes
For Zimbabwe's 34-year-old batsman Brendan Taylor, this was the last match of his international career. But, he could bat only for 14 minutes in his last innings. Taylor scored 7 runs in 12 balls in that time and scored only 1 four. Brendan Taylor was also given a guard of honor before coming to bat. But, his team missed to give him the salute of victory.
Regrets left to make 2 big records
Brendan Taylor, who scored 7 runs in his last innings, missed out on making 2 big records in his last international match. There is a record in this for the batsman who scored 10000 international runs for Zimbabwe, from which he remained 55 runs away. At the same time, the second big record is to become the Zimbabwean batsman to score the most runs. In this case, he could not leave Andy Flower behind and was left behind by 103 runs.