Blackcaps v Bangladesh: Retiring icon Ross Taylor receives special ovation in last test for New Zealand

Retiring Blackcaps batter Ross Taylor received a special reception from his onfield rivals for what could be his final test innings.

Taylor, 37, will hang up his gloves on all formats at the end of the NZ summer, but the second test against Bangladesh at Christchurch marks Taylor's final match in whites for his country.

The batting recordholder was welcomed to the crease with a standing ovation by spectators and a guard of honour from the visiting side.

Thirty-nine balls later, Taylor departed for 28, caught by Shoriful Islam off the bowling of Ebadot Hossain.

With skipper Tom Latham compiling a double century and Devon Conway also reaching triple figures, New Zealand will hope to set Bangladesh a huge first-innings total and bowl them out twice to draw their two-match series.

Taylor made his international debut in 2006 in a one-dayer against the West Indies and has since been a staple in the Blackcaps batting line-up in all three forms of the game. He's also served as captain in each.

Last year, he became the first cricketer to play 100 internationals in each format and New Zealand's most-capped player, surpassing Daniel Vettori's total of 438.

Taylor is New Zealand's leading runscorer in both tests and one-day international cricket.

After the test series against Bangladesh, Taylor will sign off in ODI series against both Australia and the Netherlands later this summer.

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