Mumbai: Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson scored his first World Cup century to secure a victory for New Zealand in a close encounter against South Africa at Edgbaston in Birmingham. He scored 106 from 138 balls to maintain his side's unbeaten streak in the tournament.
After losing four wickets in quick succession, Kiwis captain Kane Williamson showed his nerves of steel as he scored a gritty 106 from 138 balls to guide New Zealand home in a thrilling encounter versus South Africa at Edgbaston, Birmingham.
South Africa and New Zealand both had their share of moments as Kane Williamson got lucky to not be run out during the end. South Africa, on the other hand, took wickets during regular intervals to stay alive in the game, but the Proteas players missed crucial chances to defeat the Kiwis.
However, Twitter lauded the New Zealand captain for keeping his calm and nerves despite his side having lost four wickets. Williamson played a match-winning innings of 106 which saw his side get over the line. After his innings Twitterati hailed him as the ‘next Dhoni’.
KANE WILLIAMSON! He pumps a SIX over mid-wicket bringing up his 12th ODI century! Next ball through gully for four and the BLACKCAPS claim a four wicket victory 🏏 #CWC19 #NZvSA #BACKTHEBLACKCAPS pic.twitter.com/r4voxQ0JFq— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) June 19, 2019
What a brilliant player, what an understated man. The player you want in your team under pressure. #Williamson— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) June 19, 2019