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[Watch] Kane Williamson Reaches 32nd Test Century, Becomes 'Fastest' To The Feat Ever

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New Zealand batting great Kane Williamson on Friday (February 16) pulled off a humongous feat in Test cricket as he became the fastest ever men's cricketer to reach 32 centuries in the traditional format of the game. 

The Kiwi giant, who had broken a few spectacular records in the 'Fab 4' club with his magnificent twin hundreds in the first Test in Mount Maunganui, produced another classic ton when New Zealand desperately required it.

Chasing a tricky target of 267, Williamson guided the BlackCaps through with a patient and restrained hundred, taking the dominant hosts near the winning post after walking in with strife following the early loss of openers Devon Conway and Tom Latham for just 53 runs on the board.

Kane Williamson Reaches Special 32nd Test Century 

Williamson helped New Zealand overcome the initial blues of the run-chase and gradually regain command of the situation against an inexperienced South African bowling attack.

Stitching an invaluable and unbeaten stand with No. 5 Will Young, the elegant right-hander shifted the pressure on the Proteas with a high-class display at Seddon Park in Hamilton, whose surface once again held true deep into the Test. 

It was Williamson's 32nd century in Tests for New Zealand in only his 172nd innings in the middle, which also made him the fastest to the mark. Williamson defeated his Australian counterpart and modern-day legend Steve Smith, who had previously held the record. 

Williamson's excellent form also stretched his century streak, with seven centuries now made in his last seven Tests for New Zealand. Since relinquishing captaincy and handing over the reigns to experienced teammate Tim Southee, Williamson seems to have found a second wing to his illustrious career, which would be a scary sign for opposition around the globe.