Records tumble as Kane Williamson scores twin tons against South Africa

Former New Zealand Test captain Kane Williamson who is playing a Test match on home soil after almost a year has continued doing what he is known for i.e. scoring runs consistently by scoring twin tons in the First Test against South Africa.

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The Proteas who have sent a second-string side to New Zealand with the majority of the team members making their Test Debuts were found wanting in front of a masterclass from the bat of the former New Zealand Test captain.

The Praise

Williamson’s twin ton earned him praise from all around the world of Cricket. “I think it’s only the (fifth) time in New Zealand history that a player has got two centuries in one match,” New Zealand head coach Gary Stead said. “So it’s pretty special to be part of. He’s been an incredible player for us and just keeps churning out the runs.”

A Special Message

But among all the congratulatory messages the post by former West Indies fast bowler Ian Bishop was the one that caught everyone’s attention due to the selection of words he used to describe Wiilliamson’s aura in Test cricket “Kane Williamson, born to bat. Test century number 31.” Wrote Ian Bishop

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Williamsom with his 31st ton joined an elite company of batters featuring Glen Turner, Geoff Howarth, Andrew Jones, and Peter Fulton. 

Williamson’s century takes his tally to six tons in the last six Tests, making up for some crazy numbers. He is also now the joint second-fastest to reach 31 Test tons, tying with former Australia captain Steve Smith. The only one quicker is Sachin Tendulkar, whose 31st Test century took 165 innings. 

Apart from Williamson, it was young sensation Rachin Ravindra who stole the show on Day 1 with a double century in his maiden Test as he stroked his way to a magnificent innings of 240 runs

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Former New Zealand Test captain Kane Williamson who is playing a Test match on home soil after almost a year has continued doing what he is known for i.e. scoring runs consistently by scoring twin tons in the First Test against South Africa.

The Proteas who have sent a second-string side to New Zealand with the majority of the team members making their Test Debuts were found wanting in front of a masterclass from the bat of the former New Zealand Test captain.

The Praise

Williamson’s twin ton earned him praise from all around the world of Cricket. "I think it's only the (fifth) time in New Zealand history that a player has got two centuries in one match," New Zealand head coach Gary Stead said. "So it's pretty special to be part of. He's been an incredible player for us and just keeps churning out the runs."

A Special Message

But among all the congratulatory messages the post by former West Indies fast bowler Ian Bishop was the one that caught everyone’s attention due to the selection of words he used to describe Wiilliamson’s aura in Test cricket “Kane Williamson, born to bat. Test century number 31." Wrote Ian Bishop

Williamsom with his 31st ton joined an elite company of batters featuring Glen Turner, Geoff Howarth, Andrew Jones, and Peter Fulton. 

Williamson's century takes his tally to six tons in the last six Tests, making up for some crazy numbers. He is also now the joint second-fastest to reach 31 Test tons, tying with former Australia captain Steve Smith. The only one quicker is Sachin Tendulkar, whose 31st Test century took 165 innings. 

Apart from Williamson, it was young sensation Rachin Ravindra who stole the show on Day 1 with a double century in his maiden Test as he stroked his way to a magnificent innings of 240 runs

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