Twitter reactions: Kane Williamson’s double ton guides NZ to a mammoth total against WI

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  • Kane Williamson smashed his third double ton in Test cricket on Friday.

  • Williamson scored his career-best 251 off 412 balls against West Indies.

Twitter reactions: Kane Williamson’s double ton guides NZ to a mammoth total against WI
Kane Williamson (Image Source: Twitter)

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson produced a magnificent effort with the bat on Day 2 of the first Test against West Indies in Hamilton on Friday. The Kiwi superstar brought up his third double hundred in Test cricket and went on to score a career-best 251.

Williamson, who resumed his knock of 97 on the second day, ameliorated his previous best of 242 not out which came against Sri Lanka at the same venue in 2015.

After adding 83 runs for the third wicket with Ross Taylor (38), Williamson formed three more crucial partnerships to put his side in a commanding position. He stitched 72 runs for the fifth wicket with Tom Blundell (14), 56 runs for the sixth wicket with Daryl Mitchell (9) and 94 runs for the seventh wicket with Kyle Jamieson (51)  to help the home team go past the 500-run mark.

For the visitors, Kemar Roach and Shannon Gabriel bagged three wickets each while Alzarri Joseph got the prized scalp of the NZ skipper. After Williamson’s dismissal, New Zealand declared their first innings at 519/7 in 145 overs.

When it comes to West Indies, they made a strong start and reached 49 for no loss in 26 overs with openers John Campbell (22 not out) and Kraigg Brathwaite (20 not out) alive on the crease.

Pretty happy with the performance: Williamson

After the end of the day’s play, Williamson said that considering the green top surface he’s pretty satisfied with the way team performed.

“After the day’s play yesterday and looking at the surface, we were pretty happy finishing with only a couple of wickets down because both teams were pretty keen to bowl first. There was a bit of movement there, and a bit of fortune goes your way,” said Williamson as quoted by India Today.

“We were able to build those partnerships throughout the innings to get a really competitive first-innings total. But there’s a bit of work to do. The Hamilton wicket tends to keep flattening out, so there’s a big job for the bowlers to do,” he added.

The 30-year-old opined that there is so much left in the game and his team is currently focusing on that.

“For me, it was important to try and make good decisions for a long period of time, and I think that gives you the best chance. But there’s so much cricket left, and that’s where our focus is at the moment,” Williamson added further.

Here is how Twitter reacted:


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