New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson is in the form of his life. In his last three Tests has scored a double hundred and two tons.

The 30-year-old scored 251 against the West Indies at Hamilton and 129 against Pakistan at Mount Maunganui. Williamson ended 2020 with an average of 83 (Howstat) and has started 2021 in the same stunning fashion.

Having dismissed Pakistan for 297, New Zealand began their first innings on day two of the second Test with a 52-run stand. However, three wickets fell in quick succession thanks to Shaheen Shah Afridi, Faheem Ashraf and Mohammad Abbas. That left Williamson to partner Henry Nicholls.

Williamson does it again

The pair batted for 55 overs until close of play, scoring 215 runs – a record fourth-wicket stand for New Zealand against Pakistan.

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Nicholls is 11 runs short of his seventh Test century while Williamson scored his third century in three games making it a total of 24 tons in Test cricket.

It’s a treat to watch Williamson bat in the longest form of the game. His calm, poise and stroke play add to the beauty of his style and technique.

He is one of those players who will be remembered for years to come and stands out as an example to aspiring youngsters.

Cricket fans took to Twitter to praise Williamson:

India cricket star Dinesh Karthik was one of many players in awe of Williamson’s performance.

The ICC and the BLACKCAPS also tweeted about Williamson’s feat. Praise, admiration and respect were shown across the cricketing world.

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