Kane Williamson: Watch Pakistani players congratulate Williamson for fourth Test double century in a classic gesture

Dixit Bhargav
|Published January 05, 2021

Pakistani players congratulate Williamson: The Kiwi captain scored his fourth Test double century to earn applause from one and all.

During the third day of the second Test of the ongoing Pakistan’s tour of New Zealand in Christchurch, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson scored his 24th Test century to put his team in a dominating position.

In what went on to become his fourth Test double century, the right-hand batsman ended up scoring 238 (364) with the help of 28 fours to put on display an elegant display of batting at the Hagley Oval.

Williamson, who had crossed the three-figure mark on Day 2, resumed batting today to share a mind-blowing 369-run partnership for the fourth wicket alongside batsman Henry Nicholls (157).

Having stitched a brisk 133-run partnership for the sixth wicket alongside all-rounder Daryl Mitchell (102*), Williamson’s continuation of a golden summer saw him powering New Zealand to 659/6 dec. in 158.5 overs to secure a potentially match-winning 362-run lead.

Playing his third Test this summer, the 30-year old player has amassed 639 runs at an average of 159.75 including three centuries to lead frm the front in the best possible manner.

It was Pakistan all-rounder Faheem Ashraf who accounted for Williamson’s departure after opening batsman Shan Masood completed a diving catch at third-man. Williamson’s walk back to the pavilion witnessed him receiving applauds from the opposition team as well as the spectators.

Pakistani players congratulate Williamson

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav

Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who is currently into his fifth year as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. His first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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