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Kane Williamson Scores Record 18th Test Ton Against England

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: March 23, 2018, 10:48 AM IST
Kane Williamson Scores Record 18th Test Ton Against England

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New Delhi: Kiwi batsman Kane Williamson struck a brilliant century against England on Day 2 of the first Test in Auckland. This was his 18th Test ton, a record for New Zealand in Tests. He left behind the likes of Martin Crowe and Ross Taylor, who both have 17 centuries to their name.

The 27-year old struck his first ton on debut — 131 against India at Ahmedabad in 2010. In the 64 matches he has played till now, he averages 51.50.

The top-5 century makers in Tests for New Zealand are:

Kane Williamson: M: 64* R: 5316 HS: 242 AVG: 51.11 100: 18 50: 26

Martin Crowe: M: 77 R: 5444 HS: 299 AVG: 45.36 100: 17 50: 18

Ross Taylor: M: 84* R: 6266 HS: 290 AVG: 47.83 100: 17 50: 28

John Wright: M: 82 R: 5334 HS: 185 AVG: 37.82 100: 12 50: 23

Brendon McCullum: M: 101 R: 6453 HS: 302 AVG: 38.64 100: 12 50: 31

In the match, New Zealand's Williamson was dismissed for a well-made 102, and his century put the hosts in a commanding position. Williamson began day two on 91 and faced 25 deliveries before he clipped James Anderson through the gully for a single to bring up his milestone century.

Earlier on day 1, New Zealand had dismissed England for a paltry 58 runs. This was the latters sixth-lowest total in a Test innings. Trent Boult picked six wickets, while Tim Southee notched four.

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