Black Caps captain Kane Williamson is having s dream run in the ongoing summer of New Zealand. After smashing a double hundred against West Indies followed by a century in the first Test against Pakistan, Williamson yet again showed his top-class batting as he slammed another ton in the ongoing second Test against Mohammed Rizwan and Co. at Hagley Oval in Christchurch.
During the 72nd over of Kiwi innings bowled by Faheem Ashraf, Williamson guided the ball towards fine leg for a boundary and reached his Test career’s 24th century. He took just 35 balls to go from fifty to hundred.
Most Test Centuries since 2010
- 27 – Virat Kohli
- 26 – Steve Smith
- 24 – Kane Williamson
- 24 – David Warner
- 23 – Alastair Cook
Meanwhile, on Day 2, New Zealand have scored 284/3 in 83 overs. Williamson and Henry Nicholls are batting on 111 and 88 runs respectively.
Here is how Twitter reacted:
— Mpumelelo Mbangwa (@mmbangwa) January 4, 2021
Another 100 from the great Kane Williamson. Justly the number 1 batsman in the world at the moment. Some form this.
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) January 4, 2021
There are few 200 run partnerships that feel like such a gut punch #NZvPAK
— Aatif Nawaz (@AatifNawaz) January 4, 2021
Kane ‘Consistent’ Williamson is simply superb 👏 🙇♂️ #NZvPak
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) January 4, 2021
One day up.. next day down.. Kane Williamson's masterclass leaves Pakistan in shambles. Noballs. Drops.. hopelessness all around. #NZvPAK
— Sawera Pasha (@sawerapasha) January 4, 2021
Very benefit-of-hindsight tweet, but putting on Shan before tea really did get Williamson going.
Until then, he'd scored 21 off 72. Took 11 runs off the 5 balls Shan bowled to him, and has gone at better than a run a ball since. #NZvsPAK
— Danyal Rasool (@Danny61000) January 4, 2021
— Christopher GET VACCINATED Bishop (@cjsbishop) January 4, 2021
Kane Williamson is on song and the symphony is soothing to the soul. Not only his.
A double and two centuries in the last three tests
Flew from 78 to 94 on four fours in one over
15 fours and 140 balls #NZvPAK pic.twitter.com/n09NBPccic
— Anand Datla (@SportASmile) January 4, 2021
— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) January 4, 2021
First hundred of 2021 – Kane Williamson brings up hundred from 140 balls including 15 fours.
Double hundred vs West Indies.
Hundred vs Pakistan.
Hundred vs Pakistan.
What a summer, Class Williamson. pic.twitter.com/xZJY498DQx
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) January 4, 2021
Another day another Masterclass from New Zealand’s Dial 911: Kane Williamson. Reached his half-century in 105 balls & took only 35 balls to his next fifty. Looking set for a big one
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) January 4, 2021
Kane Williamson strike rate by balls faced in this innings:
1-30 – 16.66
31-60 – 50.00
61-90 – 70.00
91-120 – 86.66
121-146 – 180.00#NZvPak
— The CricViz Analyst (@cricvizanalyst) January 4, 2021
Kane Williamson plays his game regardless of the pitch & opposition,literally never seen him under pressure while batting,truly a great. #NZvsPAK
— zainab abbas (@ZAbbasOfficial) January 4, 2021
Imagine being as good as something as Kane Williamson is at batting #NZvPAK
— Tim Michell (@tim_michell) January 4, 2021
Runs per 25 balls: Kane Williamson today
1st: 5 (s/r 20)
2nd: 5 (s/r 20)
3rd: 15 (s/r 60)
4th: 23 (s/r 92)
5th: 24 (s/r 96)
6th: 36 (s/r 144)
That's called first getting set then getting on top of the bowlers.#NZvPAK
— Michael Wagener (@Mykuhl) January 4, 2021
Test 100s in New Zealand
1x: 135 players
2x: 43 players
3x: 16 players
4x: 3 players
5x: 4 players
6x: Tom Latham
8x: Martin Crowe, Brendon McCullum
10x: John Wright
12x: Ross Taylor
13x: KANE WILLIAMSON
— Swamp (@sirswampthing) January 4, 2021