NZ vs WI 1st Test Day 2 Highlights:
Brief Scores: New Zealand vs West Indies 1st Test - Stumps on Day 2
NZ declared - 519/7 after 145 overs (Kane Williamson 251, Tom Latham 86; Gabriel 3/89, Roach 3/114)
WI - 49/0 after 26 overs (John Campbell 22*, Kraig Brathwaite 20*)
New Zealand and West Indies (NZ vs WI) are currently squaring off in the first Test of the two-match series. New Zealand skipper and Mr. perfectionist Kane Williamson lead from the front and played a captain’s knock against the West Indies in the first innings of the first Test, putting the host in a dominating position on Friday at Seddon Park, Hamilton. Williamson hit the West Indies bowlers all over the park to register a Test career-best 251. The Black Caps declared shortly after his dismissal after scoring a double-hundred on Day 2 of the first Test match against the West Indies.
New Zealand declared their innings on a mammoth total of 519/7 in 145 overs. Tom Latham scored 86 at the top of the order and young lad Kyle Jamieson scored his maiden fifty (51*) to take his team’s score past the 500-run mark. Meanwhile, West Indies starts steadily after New Zealand declared. Both the openers John Campbell and Kraig Brathwaite are unbeaten on 22 and 20 respectively at the Stumps on Day 2, the Windies score is reading - 49/0 after 26 overs.
The 30-year-old Kiwis skipper played a stellar knock of 251 runs off 412 balls and was studded with 34 fours and 2 maximum. With this sparkling knock, Williamson also got to his new highest score in Test cricket and also his third double-ton. Everyone praised Williamson’s knock and tweeted on the social media platforms.
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“Third double ton for Kane Williamson. His last double 100 also came in Hamilton, back in 2019,” ICC tweeted.
#DidYouKnow Kane Williamson's 251 is the highest individual Test score by a @BLACKCAPS batsman at Seddon Park 💥— ICC (@ICC) December 4, 2020
A new record made by the New Zealand skipper because he "kinda had to." 😉 pic.twitter.com/FcNHDvZjXw
Interestingly, his last double hundred also came in at the same venue last year. His previous highest score in the Test was an unbeaten 242 against Sri Lanka at the Basin Reserve in January 2015.