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
Kane Williamson’s innings comes to an end on 238 at Hagley Oval. Pakistan players coming from around the ground to acknowledge the skipper. Kyle Jamieson joins Daryl Mitchell 61* with the team total 585/6 and a 288 run lead. Follow play LIVE in NZ with @sparknzsport #NZvPAK pic.twitter.com/zWeAzZZoQk
— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) January 5, 2021
How Twitterati reacted:
— Spark Sport (@sparknzsport) January 5, 2021
— ICC (@ICC) January 4, 2021
586 – @BLACKCAPS have posted their highest ever Test innings at Hagley Oval (586 runs), eclipsing the 585 runs they declared for against Sri Lanka in December 2018. Paramount. pic.twitter.com/leMmDV4uqP
— OptaJason (@OptaJason) January 5, 2021
KANE WILLIAMSON 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻
— Rashid Khan (@rashidkhan_19) January 5, 2021
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