New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson scored 102 runs at guided his team to take over a lead of 171 runs at the end of the second day. Williamson made a partnership of 84 runs with Tom Latham and 83 runs partnership with Henry Nicholls, who is presently playing on 49* alongside with BJ Watling. 27-years-old Kane Williamson completed his 18th Test century and broke the record of Martin Crowe to become New Zealand’s leading century-maker in test cricket. Williamson is one of the best batsman in the world alongside with Joe Root, Virat Kohli and Steve Smith. Williamson took 64 matches to complete his 18th test hundred.
Williamson completes his hundred in 196 balls, a typical late guide to gully off James Anderson. He scored a hundred on his debut in 2010 against India in Ahmedabad, after this he took 29 matches to make his first four centuries in the test cricket. In his first Test innings that year, he made 113 against India at Eden Park and scored another three hundred before 2014 was out, two in West Indies and one against Pakistan in UAE. Since the start of that year, Williamson has averaged 65.22 from 35 matches and scored 14 hundred.
Before Williamson’s 18th Ton, a record was achieved by English Bowler Stuart Broad of getting 400 wickets in Test Cricket.