New Zealand captain Kane Williamson showcased his prowess by notching up a splendid century on a challenging track in Sylhet during the second day of the opening Test against Bangladesh. This remarkable feat marked the 29th Test century of Williamson’s illustrious career, placing him on par with Virat Kohli and Sir Donald Bradman.
As the sole New Zealand player to achieve a fifty-plus score in the innings by the close of play on day two, Williamson exhibited exceptional resilience after stepping in following Tom Latham’s dismissal in the 13th over, courtesy of Taijul Islam. Finding reliable support in Daryl Mitchell, especially after the early departures of Devon Conway and Henry Nicholls, Williamson accelerated his scoring rate, reaching his half-century in just 75 balls, a testament to his adaptability on a track offering substantial turn.
This century also etched Williamson’s name in history as the first New Zealand batter to register hundreds in four consecutive Test matches, further solidifying his standing as one of the premier batsmen in the international cricket arena.