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Kane Williamson Becomes Top Twitter Trend After NZ Captain Carries 2020 Form Into 2021

Twitter erupted after New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson enthralled the cricketing community with his masterclass and brought up his 24th Test ton.

Kane Williamson

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has been in sensational form in the ongoing New Zealand vs Pakistan 2020-21 Test series. The right-hander who led his side to a comprehensive win in the first Test by scoring a glorious 129 (1st innings) carried his staggering form into the new year as he smashed yet another scintillating century in the NZ vs PAK 2nd Test to put the hosts in the driver's seat.

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New Zealand vs Pakistan live: Fans laud Kane Williamson for notching yet another century

Williamson had a terrific 2020 where he featured in four Tests and scored 498 runs at a blistering average of 83.00 with two tons and one fifty. The Kiwi skipper has started 2021 with a bang as he brought up his 24th Test century at Hagley Oval. As soon as Williamson notched his ton, Twitter erupted as fans congratulated the World No. 1 ranked Test batsman for scoring yet another century. Several reactions poured in as netizens lauded the genius of Williamson. Here's a look at a few reactions.

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Meanwhile, en route his century, the 30-year-old recorded the most fifty-plus scores (which included both fifties and hundreds) for New Zealand in Test matches. Having crossed the coveted figure 56 times, Williamson has gone past former New Zealand captain, Stephen Fleming, who has achieved the feat 55 times. The Blackcaps skipper's stellar knock in the NZ vs PAK 2nd Test has also helped his side stage a fighting comeback in the match and has put New Zealand on the front foot.

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Kane Williamson's position in the ICC Test rankings is yet another testament to the player's remarkable skills with the bat. With 890 points to his name, the cricketer currently holds the top spot in the ICC Test rankings for batsmen. Indian captain, Virat Kohli, with 879 points, is the closest to Williamson. 

Kane Williamson stats 

Williamson has featured in 82 Test matches so far in his career, having scored 6980 runs in the format to go with 24 centuries, and 32 half-centuries. The batsman also has contributed significantly towards the success of his team in limited-overs cricket. With 6173 runs in ODI cricket, and 1723 runs in the shortest format, Kane Williamson stats make for a staggering read.

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