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Williamson misses Tendulkar's record but bashes multiple other records with twin centuries vs SA

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Williamson misses Tendulkar's record but bashes multiple other records with twin centuries vs SA

Legendary batsman Kane Williamson became the fifth New Zealand batter to score twin hundreds in a Test. He reached his 30th century in the first innings followed by the 31st in the second. The BlackCaps captain led his side from the front in the second innings by smashing 109 runs off 132 balls which included 12 fours and 1 six to take the scoreboard to a total of 179 runs with 6 wickets to spare. His blistering knock led New Zealand to a total of 528 against South Africa at stumps on Day 3.

Williamson who is also the No.1 Test batter in the world scored 118 in the first innings and joined a group of elites comprising Glen Turner, Geode Howarth, Andrew Jones and Peter Fulton. He has also taken his tally to six centuries in the last six Tests, which is indeed a crazy number. The right-handed batter has also been the joint second fastest to reach 31 centuries, hence tying with the former Aussie captain Steve Smith. The only one quicker than them is no other than the legendary Indian batter Sachin Tendulkar whose 31st Test ton came in 165 innings. 

"I think it's only the (fifth) time in New Zealand history that a player has got two centuries in one match," New Zealand head coach Gary Stead said. "So it's pretty special to be part of. He's been an incredible player for us and just keeps churning out the runs."

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