Kane Williamson's hundred helped Northan Knights to put a huge score © Getty Images
Kane Williamson’s hundred helped Northan Knights to put a huge score © Getty Images

Raipur: Sep 19, 2014

New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson said that he was looking for the shots all through his record knock of 101 not out in Northern Knights victory over Cape Cobras in a Champions League Twenty20 match here. Williamson struck a hundred from just 48 balls to record the fastest ever Champions League T20 (CLT20) century to help the Knights beat the Cobras by 33 runs under Duckworth-Lewis method in a rain-shortened Group B match. “I suppose it has to be my standout T20 innings and it was nice to bat through. Always trying to work on my shots and hit the balls into the gaps and adapting to different conditions,” Williamson said after the match.

“It’s nice to contribute like that today. We had a bit of luck at the start with balls falling into gaps, and it was great batting with Anton Devcich (67). It’s great to have four wins in a row and play at the same ground and be reasonably familiar with it.” Knights captain Daniel Flynn praised Williamson for his knock. “Fantastic innings from Kane. It was great to watch. The openers did it in the last game as well, and I hope continue. Bit of luck with the weather, we just managed to get the overs in. We have been fortunate in the last few games, that it’s gone our way,” Flynn said.

Cobras captain Justin Ontong said his side will have to come back strongly to stay afloat in the tournament. “We just need to go back to the drawing board and come back strongly next game. Fantastic opening stand, and a fantastic innings by Kane, put us on the back foot right from the start. It did not help that we didn’t take the half chances,” he said.

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