Kane Williamson Joins Elite Club, Shatters Records in Christchurch Test

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Kane Williamson became the fastest New Zealand batsman to go past 4000 runs in Tests, beating Martin Crowe’s record.

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Kane Williamson enhanced his reputation as the best batsman in the world currently by breaking records on the fourth day of the second Test against Australia in Christchurch. Williamson, who has enjoyed a remarkable run of form in the past couple of years, once again played a gritty knock to help New Zealand fight. (Latest Cricket News)

He looked good to notch up his 14th Test century but on 97, he attempted to drive a full ball from Jackson Bird but ended up inside-edging it onto the stumps. However, he did manage to go past 4000 runs in his 89th innings.

Williamson’s feat broke a 24-year New Zealand record. He became the fastest New Zealand batsman and also the youngest to reach 4000 runs, breaking the earlier record set by Martin Crowe when he got past the landmark in 93 innings. Ross Taylor is the other New Zealand batsman in the list for the fastest to 4000 runs but he achieved it in 94 innings.

Sir Don Bradman is the fastest to 4000 runs when he got it in just 48 innings. However, Williamson has achieved it faster than other greats like Ricky Ponting, who did it in 96 innings, Kumar Sangakkara who did it in 92 innings and Mahela Jayawardene who took 91 innings.

Williamson enjoyed a fabulous 2015, scoring 1172 runs in the year with five centuries at an average of 90.15. His latest feat has only put him on the path of becoming the greatest-ever New Zealand batsman


Source: NDTV

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