first_img Next Kane Williamson Dhoni-ed that innings: New Zealand captain’s maiden World Cup hundred leaves fans in aweWorld Cup 2019: Kane Williamson showcased nerves of steel as he hit his maiden World Cup hundred in New Zealand’s last-over thriller against South Africa in Edgbaston on Wednesday.advertisement India Today Web Desk June 20, 2019UPDATED: June 20, 2019 12:11 IST World Cup 2019: Kane Williamson hit his maiden World Cup hundred on Wednesday (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSKane Williamson hit his maiden World Cup hundred in Birmingham on WednesdsayWilliamson’s 138-ball unbeaten 106 helped New Zealand beat South AfricaWilliamson’s stunning last-over six got the cricket fraternity talkingNew Zealand captain Kane Williamson notched up his maiden World Cup hundred in the Black Caps’ thrilling 4-wicket win over South Africa on Wednesday in Birmingham.In a rain-affected match, Williamson showed why he is considered one of the calmest minds in world cricket with a well-paced hundred that all but ended South Africa’s hopes of making the semi-final.After putting South Africa into bat, New Zealand bowlers bowled with discipline and purpose to restrict South Africa to 241 in 49 overs. Chasing a tricky target on a sluggish Edgbaston wicket, New Zealand got off to an unlucky start as they lost Colin Munro as early as the 3rd over.Kane Williamson then came in and kept the scorers busy in a 62-run stand with Martin Guptill. However, following the opener’s dismissal, New Zealand lost wickets in a hurry and were reduced to 80 for 4 in 18.1 overs.Despite losing partners at the other end at regular intervals, Williamson kept his focus and made sure New Zealand clinched 2 points.Williamson played the perfect finisher by taking the game deep and staying till the end to take his team past the finish line. A deft touch to the third man boundary in the final ball of the penultimate over and his first six of the innings that came in the last over when New Zealand needed 8 from 5 proved Williamson is an ice-cool customer.There were a couple of close calls in the middle over and Williamson even survived a caught-behind appeal but nothing distracted the New Zealand captain from going about his job.advertisementKane Williamson’s level-headedness in one of the most thrilling finishes of World Cup 2019 has left the cricket fraternity in awe.Gem of a player, Kane Williamson. Composure and classMike atherton (@Athersmike) June 19, 2019Kane Williamson you beauty!!! #NZvsSA #CWC2019 #BACKTHEBLACKCAPSGrant Elliott (@grantelliottnz) June 19, 2019Kane Williamson nerves toughest earthly material.Andrew Fidel Fernando (@afidelf) June 19, 2019Kane Williamson absolutely Dhoni-ed that inningsPeter Miller (@TheCricketGeek) June 19, 2019Kohli’s skills + Dhoni’s calm = Kane Williamson. What a guy! #NZvSAShridhar V (@iimcomic) June 19, 2019MS Dhoni, remember the name 🙂 https://t.co/ApcbTscAj4Cricketopia (@CricketopiaCom) June 19, 2019All class..#KaneWilliamsonzainab abbas (@ZAbbasOfficial) June 19, 2019#KaneWilliamson nicks one and doesn’t walk.The other day, #ViratKohli didn’t nick and walked.Who would’ve thunk! #NZvSA #CWC19Hemant Brar (@Cricquest) June 19, 2019Intelligent captain and an extraordinary batsman. Kane Williamson is a genius. @BLACKCAPS #Cricket #KaneWilliamsonDaniel Alexander (@daniel86cricket) June 19, 2019No fireworks, no showmnaship. Just a clinical completion of the task at hand. This man #KaneWilliamson is the Mechanic.’ Like Jason Statham, the perfect executioner…#NZvsRSAanand mahindra (@anandmahindra) June 19, 2019#KaneWilliamson makes such a big difference to the #blackcaps . Paces his innings so well.. Great control and great skill. Reads the games beautifully #NZvSAF #wc19Hemang Badani (@hemangkbadani) June 19, 2019Also Read | MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya get new haircuts after Pakistan winAlso Read | New Zealand vs South Africa: Kane Williamson non-review wasn’t the turning point, says Faf du PlessisAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Kane WilliamsonFollow MS DhoniFollow New Zealand vs South AfricaFollow World Cup 2019last_img


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