Kane Williamson made many unique records by scoring centuries in both the innings against South Africa

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New Delhi: Former New Zealand captain Kane Williamson is in devastating form. He has registered his name in many historical record lists by scoring centuries in both the innings of the first Test against South Africa. Williamson, who scored 118 runs in 289 balls with 16 fours in the first innings, scored 109 runs in 132 balls with 12 fours and one six in the second innings. In this way, he also joined the list of batsmen who scored centuries in both the innings.

Kane Williamson scored centuries in both innings

On the other hand, this was his 31st Test century. In this way, he has gone ahead of many greats including former England captain Joe Root, Australia’s batsman Matthew Hayden and West Indies’ Shivnarine Chanderpaul. Among the current active players, only Steve Smith is ahead of him. The Kangaroo batsman has 32 Test centuries to his name. On the other hand, former Indian team captain Virat Kohli and Sir Don Bradman have 29 Test centuries to their name, while Joe Root has 30 centuries to his name.

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New Zealand batsman who scored most centuries against South Africa

Not only this, this was his 5th century against South Africa. He is also the batsman who has scored the most centuries against South Africa. After him, no Kiwi batsman has been able to score more than 2 centuries.

  • 5 Centuries: Kane Williamson
  • 2 centuries: Johnny Reid
  • 2 centuries: Jacob Oram
  • 2 centuries: Henry Nicholls

Second fastest batsman to score 31 test centuries

Kane Williamson took 170 innings to reach 31 centuries, while Steve Smith took the same number of innings. In this way, he is jointly the second fastest batsman to score 31 centuries. Sachin Tendulkar is on top in this list. He achieved this milestone in just 165 innings.
Sixth century in last 10 innings
In this way, Kane Williamson has scored 6 centuries in his Test career in the last 10 innings. From this his form can be estimated. This is the reason that by the end of the third day of the Test match, New Zealand has scored 179 runs for 4 wickets, while South Africa has a lead of 528 runs. Now his victory is considered certain.

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