As Kane Williamson passed longtime teammate Ross Taylor to become the Kiwis’ all-time greatest Test run-scorer, he reaffirmed his position as the best hitter New Zealand has ever produced. The fourth day of the current second Test between New Zealand and England in Wellington saw Kane Williamson surpass Taylor’s all-time record of 7683 Test runs in characteristic fashion as the Black Caps look to claw their way back into the match.
Kane Williamson topples Taylor
The talented right-hander improved Taylor’s record and gave New Zealand a chance to win the Test by working a James Anderson delivery off his toes and to the boundary. The talented right-hander improved Taylor’s record and gave New Zealand a chance to win the Test by working a James Anderson delivery off his toes and to the boundary.
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After being knocked for just 209 runs in their first innings, New Zealand was obliged to continue, but things seem better for the hosts in their second innings thanks to Williamson and a number of their top-order players who are scoring more easily. Later on in the day, Kane Williamson was finally dismissed for 132, but not before he had restored New Zealand’s position in the match ahead of what appeared to be an exciting final day in Wellington.
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Williamson leads all players in Test hundreds with 26, seven more than any other player, and his Test average of over 53 is higher than the top 20 batsmen on New Zealand’s all-time list of the greatest Test run scorers. Kane Williamson has five double-hundreds in the format, with a top score of 251 against the West Indies in 2020. The right-hander broke the record in his 92nd Test.
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