Ross Taylor reacts to Kane Williamson surpassing him to become New Zealand’s highest run-scorer in Tests
Ross Taylor heaped praise on Kane Williamson for surpassing him to become New Zealand’s highest run-scorer in Tests. Williamson achieved the feat in the 2nd Test against England.
Kane Williamson has become New Zealand’s highest run-scorer in Tests. (AP Photo)
By India Today Sports Desk: Kane Williamson surpassed Ross Taylor to become New Zealand’s leading run-scorer in Tests in the ongoing second match against England on Monday.
Williamson, whose gutsy fightback helped New Zealand see off day three, needed just three runs to go past Taylor (7683). Starting Day 4 against England on 25, Williamson hit a boundary to become New Zealand’s leading run-scorer.
Taylor lauded Williamson’s hard work and dedication to red-ball cricket.
“Congratulations Kane for becoming NZ’s highest Test run-scorer. This achievement is a testament to your hard work and dedication to Test Cricket, of which I was privy to for a number of years. Here’s to many more,” Taylor tweeted.
Williamson stayed on for more than two hours on Day 3, taking New Zealand to 202/3 with a slender lead of 24 runs at stumps. He, along with Daryl Mitchell, helped the hosts to swell the lead and along the way Williamson registered his 26th Test hundred soon after the lunch on Day 4.
At lunch, New Zealand reached 325/5 with a lead of 99 runs against England. Williamson and Henry Nicholls formed a 55-run partnership before Nicholls (29) was caught at slip by Harry Brook off Ollie Robinson.
Williamson was joined by Daryl Mitchell, who raced past his former captain to hit a fifty from 52 balls. Meanwhile, Williamson brought up his 34th Test half-century after spending two-and-a-half hours at the crease. The fifth-wicket stand of 75 runs ended when Mitchell skied one to Joe Root.