New Zealand’s Ross Taylor surpasses Fleming, becomes leading run-scorer in Test

New Zealand's Ross Taylor hits the ball during day one of the second Test cricket match between New Zealand and Pakistan at Seddon Park in Hamilton on November 25, 2016. / AFP / MICHAEL BRADLEY (Photo credit should read MICHAEL BRADLEY/AFP/Getty Images)

SYDNEY: Middle order batsman Ross Taylor became has become the leading run-scorer for New Zealand in Test cricket on Monday.

Taylor achieved the milestone by taking three runs after playing a shot towards mid-on against Australia in the third Test.

The 35-year-old surpassed Stephen Fleming, who played between 1994 and 2008,   in his 99th Test.

Stephen Fleming had scored 7,172 in 111 Test matches.