[caption id="attachment_778796" align="alignnone" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Kane-Williamson3.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-778796" alt="Kane Williamson" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Kane-Williamson3.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> Kane Williamson (AFP Photo)[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/new-zealand/">New Zealand</a> talisman <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/kane-williamson/">Kane Williamson</a> fell agonisingly short of a century against <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/sri-lanka/">Sri Lanka</a> on Sunday but still helped place his team in a commanding position in the in first Test in Wellington. <p></p> <p></p>Williamson was out for 91 in the final session of day two, missing out on his 20th Test century as New Zealand reached 221 for two chasing the tourists' first-innings total of 282. <p></p> <p></p>The New Zealand skipper started his innings with positive intent, smashing boundaries off the first three balls he faced. <p></p> <p></p>He had only himself to blame for a cheap dismissal trying to sweep Dhananjaya de Silva but his 162-run partnership with Tom Latham helped put the Black Caps in charge on day two. <p></p> <p></p>Despite failing to reach triple figures, Williamson still has a remarkable record against Sri Lanka, with three centuries against them in seven Tests. <p></p> <p></p>That includes an unbeaten 242 at Wellington's Basin Reserve in 2015. <p></p> <p></p>Williamson's strike partner for much of the second day Latham was on 88 not out late in the session and closing in on a century of his own. <p></p> <p></p>Williamson is second in the Test batting world rankings, behind only India's Virat Kohli, who scored his 25th Test century on Sunday against Australia in Perth.