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Kane Williamson brought up his sixth Test century in Jamaica © Getty Images (File photo)

 

Jun 9, 2014

 

New Zealand‘s Kane Williamson, en route to his sixth Test century in the first Test against West Indies, crossed 2000 runs in the longest format of the game and thereby became the youngest Kiwi to do so, beating former captain Martin Crowe. By doing so, Williamson joins an elite brand of players to reach the millestone before the age of 24.

 

New Zealand’s Number 3 in the longer formats now joins some of the most chequered names in the game in the form of Don Bradman, Sachin Tendulkar and Garry Sobers. Williamson is still unbeaten at the crease at stumps on first day against West Indies and is looking good for an even bigger score. The blond batsman made a patient 105 against an uninspiring attack. Williamson was well supported by opener Tom Latham to bring up his second ton of the calender year.

 

List of batsmen who reached 2000 Test runs before the age of 24

Name Country  Tests  Runs  Average  Hundreds Fifties
Don Bradman Australia 19 2695 112.29 12 2
Garry Sobers West Indies 32 2922 63.52 9 8
Dilip Vengsarkar India 36 2058 38.83 5 10
Javed Miandad Pakistan 34 2663 57.89 7 15
Sachin Tendulkar India 53 3617 50.23 11 18
Mahela Jayawardene Sri Lanka 30 2020 42.97 5 10
Ramnaresh Sarwan West Indies 46 3134 41.78 5 20
Graeme Smith South Africa 33 2774 51.37 7 11
AB de Villiers South Africa 35 2201 37.30 4 13
Alistair Cook England 36 2694 42.09 7 16
Kane Williamson  New Zealand 32 2069 36.94 6 12

 

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