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New Zealand´s captain Kane Williamson celebrates reaching 150 runs on day three of the second cricket Take a look at match between New Zealand and Pakistan at Hagley Oval in Christchurch on January 5, 2021. -AFP
  • Williamson batted for 9 hours 33 minutes after going to the center within the twentieth over
  • 369-run partnership between Kane Williamson and Henry Nicholls is the very best in Assessments between New Zealand and Pakistan
  • New Zealand has taken a lead of over 300

CHRISTCHURCH: New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson punished Pakistan with a masterful double century on a landmark Tuesday because the kiwis took management of the second Take a look at.

In between the showers at Hagley Oval in Christchurch, Williamson was in traditional kind, batting for 9 hours 33 minutes for his 238 and main New Zealand to an imposing 659 for six declared to guide Pakistan by 362.

At stumps, the vacationers had been already in bother at one down for eight, with Kyle Jamieson including to his five-wicket haul within the first innings by eradicating Shan Masood for a duck.

Watch Pakistani gamers rush to congratulate Kane Williamson after dismissal

Ought to New Zealand win the Take a look at it’s going to verify their rating because the primary aspect on the planet for the primary time — to go along with Williamson’s promotion because the primary batsman — and maintain alive their probability of constructing the World Take a look at Championship last.

It was a relentless efficiency from Williamson who grew to become solely the second New Zealander after Brendon McCullum to attain 4 double centuries.

He ought to have been out for 177 on the primary ball after the primary of two rain stoppages, however as has occurred a number of occasions within the Take a look at the prospect was put down — this time by Azhar Ali, who earlier within the day had dropped Henry Nicholls in need of his century.

Williamson and Nicholls had rebuilt the innings after New Zealand had been diminished to 71 for 3 on Monday’s second day.

By the point Nicholls was dismissed early within the afternoon session for 157, the pair had placed on 369, the third-best all-time partnership for New Zealand and a report for the fourth wicket.

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The day resumed with New Zealand 286 for 3, 11 runs in arrears and with circumstances beneficial for the bowlers who had cloud cowl and a ball solely 5 overs outdated.

However for each plan Pakistan set to dismiss Williamson, he had a solution — with a variety of strokes from silky touches to highly effective drives.

Alongside the best way he adopted Ross Taylor and Stephen Fleming to turn into solely the third New Zealander to cross 7,000 runs.

The tip got here for Williamson three overs earlier than tea when he skied a brief ball from Faheem Ashraf and was caught within the deep by Masood.

In 4 innings from three Assessments previously month Williamson has scored 251, 129, 21 and 238.

Nicholls, dropped on 92 and 133, was hampered by a calf pressure which left him hobbling between the wickets.

However he was nonetheless capable of assault, with boundaries producing 48 of his 68 runs on day three, earlier than he top-edged a brief ball from Mohammad Abbas and was caught at deep wonderful leg.

Daryl Mitchell clobbered 102 off 112 balls with Williamson delaying the declaration till the all-rounder posted his maiden century.

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