Twitter reactions on Kane Williamson and Colin de Grandhomme: Twitter lauded the Black Caps’ duo for sealing chase vs SA.
During the 25th match of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between New Zealand and South Africa at Edgbaston, New Zealand defeated South Africa by 4 wickets to register their fourth victory in the tournament. With 10 points to their name, New Zealand are once again at the top of the table.
Chasing a 242-run target (49 overs), a 60-run partnership for the second innings between opening batsman Martin Guptill (35) and captain Kane Williamson laid the foundation for the Black Caps.
However, Guptill’s unfortunate dismissal led to a batting collapse which made South Africa the front-runners to win the match. What changed the tables for New Zealand was a 91-run partnership for the sixth wicket between Williamson and all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme (60).
The resolute brand of batting put on display saw the pair sealing the chase for their in the over. While Williamson didn’t take much risk, it was de Grandhomme who hit the South African bowlers to all parts of the ground.
De Grandhomme’s dismissal in the 48th match did brought South Africa back in the match but Williamson’s calmness eventually aided him in winning the nerve-wrenching match. In what was his 12th ODI century, Williamson scored 106* (138) with the help of nine fours and a six.
After Williamson won the toss and chose to field, South Africa scored 241/6 in their allotted quota of 49 overs. Rassie van der Dussen, who came in to bat at No. 5 in the 28th over, top-scored for the Proteas scoring 67* (64) with the help of two fours and three sixes. With bowling figures of 10-0-69-3, Lockie Ferguson was the pick of the bowlers for South Africa.
Twitter reactions on Kane Williamson and Colin de Grandhomme:
“COLIN DE GRANDHOMME”
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— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 19, 2019
This is not meant to be for South Africa
— Sambit Bal (@sambitbal) June 19, 2019
SA losing because of poor fielding. Who would have thought?
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) June 19, 2019
— Jamie Alter (@alter_jamie) June 19, 2019
— Mike Hesson (@CoachHesson) June 19, 2019
— ICC (@ICC) June 19, 2019
South Africa just keep doing South Africa things in World Cups. 🙄#CWC19
— Raunak Kapoor (@RaunakRK) May 30, 2019
New Zealand’s 52nd win in World Cup. Amazing that there is only one team that has won more games – Australia (66 wins). How under-rated are the Kiwis! #CWC19
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) June 19, 2019
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) June 19, 2019
Morgan grabbed the headlines for his power Hitting exploits yesterday and rightly so but this Williamson innings today is something else … Under immense pressure he has played an old school gem … What a player … What a Ton … #CWC19 #YorkshirePlayer
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) June 19, 2019
End of the road for South Africa. Usual script in world cups for them. Brilliant from Williamson and NZ shows why they can never be ignored. England NZ India and Aus though Bangladesh may not agree.
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) June 19, 2019
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) June 19, 2019
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) June 19, 2019
What a brilliant player, what an understated man. The player you want in your team under pressure. #Williamson
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) June 19, 2019
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) June 19, 2019
What. A. Player. 🧡
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) June 19, 2019
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) June 19, 2019
Oh Kane … you little ripper !! Well done @BLACKCAPS #NoKaneNoGain But South Africa need some serious soul searching. Cricket can not afford another strong team slipping into mediocrity.. #NZvsSA #CWC19
— Jatin Sapru (@jatinsapru) June 19, 2019
They also serve those who stand and wait.. Kane Williamson a reminder of a cricketer from another era: calm, low profile, plays with a straight bat, shy smile and a strong heart! Well played sir! Kiwis on the brink of a semi final berth.. #KaneWilliamson
— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) June 19, 2019
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