Kane Williamson 3rd captain to hit successive World Cup hundreds

first_imgNew Zealand batting mainstay Kane Williamson on Saturday joined elite company as he scored his 13th ODI hundred in the ongoing match against West Indies in Manchester.Williamson became the third captain after Australia’s Ricky Ponting and Zimbabwe’s Brendon Taylor to score back-to-back hundreds in the World Cup. This is also his fourth 100-plus score in England, drawing him level with Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma and Viv Richards for the most hundreds by a visiting batsman in the country.Williamson brought up his second hundred of World Cup 2019 in the 38th over. He took just 124 deliveries to reach triple figures with his ninth boundary of the innings. WI v NZ Live ScoreFormer Australia captain Ricky Ponting had managed to score successive centuries in the 2003 and 2007 editions while ex-Zimbabwe skipper Brendon Taylor had achieved the feat in the last World Cup.Williamson is currently fifth on the list of highest run-scorer’s in this edition and is also the fifth batsman after Joe Root, Shakib Al Hasan, David Warner and Rohit Sharma to score two hundreds so far.Captain Kane does it again!Back-to-back centuries13th in ODIsNew Zealand’s Mr. Fantastic! #CWC19 | #BackTheBlackCaps pic.twitter.com/AhJSbTFQdRCricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 22, 2019Williamson had scored a match-winning knock of 106 not out in the last match against South Africa which New Zealand won by 4 wickets as the captain led from the front and helped his team chase down 241 with 3 balls to spare in the 49-overs-per-side match.On Saturday, Williamson steadied the inning for New Zealand after they lost openers Martin Guptill and Colin Munro in the first over itself with Sheldon Cottrell removing both batsmen for golden ducks after West Indies won the toss and elected to bowl first.advertisementWilliamson came to the crease after the first ball and added 160 runs for the third wicket with Ross Taylor, who made 69 off 95 balls with 7 boundaries.Williamson carried on after Taylor’s dismissal and batted patiently to add another feather to his cap with the hundred. Williamson was eventually dismissed for 148 off 154 balls by Cottrell in the 47th over.Also Read | From 237 not out to golden duck: Martin Guptill’s contrasting fortunes vs West Indies in 2 World CupsAlso Read | Dream11 Prediction: Playing 11, Captain and Vice-Captain Prediction for West Indies vs New Zealandlast_img


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