Kane Williamson Surpasses Virat Kohli And Don Bradman After Scoring Century In First Test Match Against South Africa

NZ vs SA: Kane Williamson Surpasses Virat Kohli and Don Bradman After Scoring Century in First Test Match against South Africa
NZ vs SA: Kane Williamson Surpasses Virat Kohli and Don Bradman

NZ vs SA: Kane Williamson Surpasses Virat Kohli and Don Bradman After Scoring Century in the First Test Match against South Africa: New Zealand and South Africa are playing the first test match at Bay Oval Cricket Ground in Mount Maunganui. While batting first, New Zealand played excellent cricket on Day 1, Kane Williamson and Rachin Ravindra scored 112 and 118 runs, respectively and led New Zealand to a strong position.

With this, Kane Williamson knocked his 30th century in test cricket therefore he surpassed Indian Star Player Virat Kohli and Australian Legendary batter Don Bradman. Currently, Kane Williamson is the no.1 test batter and he knocked his 30th test century in 97 test matches. Kane Williamson scored 112 runs in 259 balls and played a superb inning against the strong bowling department of South Africa.

As of now, Indian batter Virat Kohli has played 113 and scored 8848 runs with 29 centuries and 30 fifties in test cricket. The Australian legendary player Don Bradman scored 29 centuries in just 52 matches, which is very low compared to other players. Bradman scored 6996 runs in test cricket with 13 fifties and had a highest score of 334 runs.

NZ vs SA 2024 1st Test Day 1 Match Summary:

New Zealand batted first in the first test match of the two-matches test series against South Africa at Bay Oval Cricket Ground in Mount Maunganui. New Zealand had a poor start in the first test match as both the openers Tom Lathan and Devon Conway scored 20 and 1 runs, respectively.

However, Kane Williamson and Rachin Ravindra made a huge partnership of 219 runs for the third wicket and both the players led New Zealand to a strong position despite having a poor start from the openers. Kane Williamson scored 112 runs in 259 balls with 15 fours whereas youngster Rachin Ravindra scored 118 runs in 211 balls with 13 fours and one six so far in this match.

From the South African Bowling Department, Tshepo Moreki and Dane Paterson took one wicket each on Day 1 in the first test match in Mount Maunganui. South Africa is playing with their almost new squad and most of the players are inexperienced which gives New Zealand an upper hand over South Africa.

List of Batters with Most Centuries in Test Cricket:

Player Matches Runs Average Centuries Fifties High Score
Sachin Tendulkar (IND) 200 15921 53.78 51 68 248*
Jacques Kallis (SA) 166 13289 55.37 45 58 224
Ricky Ponting (AUS) 168 13378 51.85 41 62 257
Kumar Sangakkara (SL) 134 12400 57.40 38 52 319
Rahul Dravid (IND) 164 13288 52.31 36 63 270
Younis Khan (PAK) 118 10099 52.05 34 33 313
Sunil Gavaskar (IND) 125 10122 51.12 34 45 236*
Brian Lara (WI) 131 11953 52.88 34 48 400*
Mahela Jayawardene (SL) 149 11814 49.84 34 50 374
Alastair Cook (ENG) 161 12472 45.35 33 57 294
Steven Smith (AUS) 107 9634 58.03 32 41 239
Stephen Waugh (AUS) 168 10927 51.06 32 50 200
Kane Williamson (NZ) 97* 8375 55.09 30 33 251
Matthew Hayden (AUS) 103 8625 50.73 30 29 380
Joe Root (ENG) 137* 11452 49.79 30 60 254
Shivnarine Chanderpaul (WI) 164 11867 51.37 30 66 203*
Don Bradman (AUS) 52 6996 99.94 29 13 334
Virat Kohli (IND) 113 8848 49.15 29 30 254*
Michael Clarke (AUS) 115 8643 49.10 28 27 329*
Hashim Amla (SA) 124 9282 46.64 28 41 311*
Source: Espncricinfo.com

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