Kane Williamson’s 18th Test Match century bolsters New Zealand

 . Last updated on July 3, 2018, 11:36 AM
Kane Williamson’s 18th Test Match century bolsters New Zealand
Kane Williamson knocked his 18 Test ton becoming the top batsmen of New Zealand to reach the feat.

New Zealand is through an impressive inning after they toppled England in paltry score. As rain disrupted the Test match, New Zealand was batting at 229 for 4 wickets in 92 overs. The team was bolstered with the century knock by Kane Williamson. It was his 18th Test ton, with which he became the highest centurion in the format from his team. In the second day, only 10 overs were bowled before rain disrupted the inning. Williamson played for 91 runs till the end of first day, while, he added the rest for his century in the short stretch of the following day. He was trapped by James Anderson as he reached 102 runs. The player knocked 11 fours and a six.

As the international test match was disrupted, Henry Nichols was batting at 49 while, Ben Watling played 20 balls for 17 runs. The inning took a stride only in the latter innings of the day night match. New Zealand started on a rather slow note, losing opener Jeet Raval at paltry runs after 8 overs. When the next wicket fell in 38th over, the score was only 92. Finally, the inning caught momentum when Williamson and Ross Taylor started the partnership. England bowlers remained marginal to nick wickets, but they were successful to bowl with strong economy. James Anderson took three wickets in the inning so far, while Stuart Broad had a single.

Earlier in the match, New Zealand bowler Trent Boult and Tim Southee slogged England’s inning in 58 runs. Boult took an impressive 6 wickets bowling less than 11 overs. Southee nicked 4 wickets in another 10. England played only 20.4 overs as they exhausted their batting lineup completely, witnessing the worst in any of their international test schedule. The score of 33 by Craig Overton became the highest in the inning, while five batsmen ducked out at zero. Overton remained unbeaten in the inning. The score of 58 was the lowest ever score of England in any test inning. New Zealand’s bowling found out the best attack with Boult bowling with variations and Southee getting on several new styles.

 

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