Kane Williamson surpasses Ross Taylor and became the highest run-getter for NZ in whites. He achieved a new feat on Monday in the ongoing test series against England as he became the most run scorer for New Zealand in tests.
Williamson scored a century as the home team was playing the follow-on, he scored 132 runs and helped his side to get something out of the series in NZ’s favor, if not the loss.
With this century, the right-handed batsman now has 26 test centuries to his name which keeps him only 3 short of his rival in the series, Joe Root. The innings was necessary to build up his confidence as he was lacking it for a few matches.
The century came at the right time as his side was on verge of losing by an inning against England. Kane Williamson surpasses the former NZ batter Ross Taylor who has 7,683 runs to his name, playing 112 matches for Kiwis.
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Kane Williamson surpasses Ross Taylor
The former New Zealand cricket team captain hit a boundary towards midwicket off a delivery bowled by England pacer James Anderson, thereby surpassing former New Zealand cricketer Ross Taylor’s record of 7,683 runs in Test cricket. Kane Williamson raised his bat to thank the ovation he received from the crowd after he surpassed Ross Taylor.
After Kane Williamson surpassed Ross Taylor, he took to Twitter to congratulate him. Taylor, who played 112 Tests and scored 7,684 runs at an average of 44.16, including 19 centuries, 3 double centuries, and 35 fifties, praised Williamson for his achievement.
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“Congratulations Kane for becoming NZ’s highest Test run-scorer. This achievement is a testament to your hard work and dedication to Test Cricket, to which I was privy for a number of years. Here’s to many more,” Ross Taylor wrote on Twitter.
He is considered one of the greatest batsmen in New Zealand cricket history and is known for his aggressive and attacking batting style. He played for New Zealand in all three formats of the game and was the team’s captain in limited-overs cricket from 2011 to 2018.
Taylor has scored over 18,000 runs in international cricket across all formats, including 40 centuries and 94 half-centuries. He retired from international cricket in 2021.
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