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South Africa: Kane Williamson breaks records with a decisive century, securing victory against South Africa

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Kane Williamson has returned to his prime form, showcasing his ability to accumulate runs in Test cricket and clinch victories for New Zealand.

In the second Test against South Africa in Hamilton, Williamson displayed his exceptional skill by steering New Zealand to triumph. With a remarkable innings of 133*, featuring 12 fours and two sixes, Williamson led the Black Caps to a resounding 2-0 series win, as they chased down a target of 267 runs.

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This historic triumph marked New Zealand’s inaugural series victory against South Africa in Men’s Test cricket, concluding a 92-year anticipation for such a significant milestone pursuit orchestrated by Williamson secured the fourth-highest successful chase in New Zealand by the Black Caps and the fifth-highest overall.

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Surpassing Joe Root’s century tally last week, Williamson achieved his 32nd Test century, now holding the highest among active players. Attaining this milestone in 172 innings, he also claimed the title of the quickest to 32 Test centuries by innings, surpassing Steve Smith, who accomplished the feat in 174 innings.

Fastest to 32 Test Centuries

PlayerNumber of innings
Kane Williamson172
Steve Smith174
Ricky Ponting176
Sachin Tendulkar179
Younis Khan193
Sunil Gavaskar195

Williamson’s fifth century in the fourth innings of a Test match leveled him with the legendary Younis Khan for the most tons in the final innings. Notably, four out of his five fourth-innings centuries have occurred in successful run-chases, with his latest against South Africa joining the illustrious list.

In recent times, Kane Williamson has exhibited exceptional form, smashing eight centuries, including two double-hundreds, in his last 10 Test matches. Despite enduring a serious knee injury during the Indian Premier League that nearly threatened his spot in the World Cup squad, the 33-year-old made a triumphant comeback to Test cricket, showcasing his unyielding skill in the longest format.

A dip in Joe Root’s performance in July elevated Kane Williamson to the pinnacle of the ICC Men’s Test Batters’ Rankings, even though he was sidelined at the time. Nonetheless, since his comeback to Test cricket after the injury, Williamson has dominated the field, firmly holding the top spot with 883 rating points, establishing a significant lead over Steve Smith, who sits in second place with 818 points.

 

 

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