Six Centuries In Six Tests- Kane Williamson Scripts History For New Zealand
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Even as he approaches the twilight of his rich playing career for New Zealand, Kane Williamson seems to have found a new wing and a peak to his game as the great middle-order batter undergoes a memorable run in Test cricket.
Williamson, who produced twin hundreds in the opening Test of the two-match series against South Africa in Mount Maunganui, has now scored six hundreds in his six previous Tests as the esteemed BlackCaps No.3.
The ever-classy and elegant right-hander made 118 off 289 deliveries in the first innings at the Bay Oval before hammering the inexperienced Proteas attack again in the second half, where his 109 off 132 balls helped New Zealand stretch the lead to an insurmountable target of 529 runs.
Williamson Bags Sixth Century In Six Tests
The remarkable streak began with the Wellington Test of the series against England in early 2023 when he made a terrific second-innings 132, allowing the hosts to overhaul a huge deficit and clinch the Test match by one run.
Williamson then feasted against a hapless Sri Lankan line-up later in the season when he plundered 121* in the memorable Christchurch run-chase and compiled an excellent 215 upon his return to the Basin Reserve in Wellington.
Once he resumed Test match duties after a prolonged absence due to an ACL injury, the great batter made a highly skilful 104 against the Bangladesh spin troika in the first Test in Sylhet, where the rest of the Kiwi batters stumbled and conceded a defeat.
Williamson missed out with the bat in the following Test in Mirpur, where the resurgent BlackCaps pulled off an impressive comeback win. But the modern-day legend scripted one of the best feats with consecutive centuries against the Proteas.