Kane Williamson reaches 2,000 runs for New Zealand against West Indies in 1st Test at Jamaica
Kane Williamson has been the second highest ODI run getter for the Kiwis since 2013.
Kane Williamson scored maiden hundred for New Zealand against India © Getty Images
Jun 8, 2014
New Zealand’s No 3 Kane Williamson reached 2000 Test runs for New Zealand against West Indies on Day one of the first Test at Kingston Jamaica. After losing the early wicket of Peter Fulton, Williamson along with opener Tom Latham stood firm and calmed the storm to take the Kiwis to a healthy position at lunch.
Williamson endured a tough start to his Test and One-Day International (ODI) career, with a string of poor scores but the New Zealand selectors persisted with the baby-faced batsman. Williamson’s baptism by fire came in 2012 in Paarl, which was a watershed moment for the former Under-19 captain. He scored a blazing unbeaten 145 and went from strength-to-strength from there on.
Williamson continued his steady rise as a batsman and as of 2013, he is the second highest run getter for New Zealand behind Ross Taylor. His abilities as Test batsman have been on the rise after a scintillating maiden hundred against India earlier in the year.
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