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Williamson smashes his 26th test ton as the Hosts set a target of 258 runs

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Williamson smashes his 26th test ton guiding NZ to post 483 runs on the board

On Monday, During day 4 of the ongoing second test match between New Zealand and England, the former Black Caps skipper Kane Williamson brought back the New Zealand team to some extent after he notched up his 26th test ton.

The New Zealand team, playing the follow-on, has achieved a lead of 257 runs in the second innings on the fourth day of the game as the Hosts inning wrapped up on 483 runs in the second innings with the courtesy of Kane Williamson and Tom Latham becoming the troubleshooter for New Zealand and Williamson scored the 26th century of his Test career off 226 balls with the help of 8 fours.

The opening batter Tom Latham scored a much-needed 83 for the NZ side before he was dismissed by Root. 32-year-old batter Williamson played a sublime knock of 132 runs off 282 balls which included 12 fours. Kane Williamson-Blundell's partnership has put on 126 runs so far for the sixth wickets after all-rounder Daryl Mitchell was dismissed for a run-a-ball 54 on day 4 for the Hosts by smashing 5 fours and 1 six in his quick-fire innings.

With this century, Williamson has become the highest run-scorer for New Zealand in Test cricket. He has left Ross Taylor behind in this matter. Williamson achieved this feat in his 92nd Test match. Earlier this record was in the name of the right-handed batter Ross Taylor, who scored 7683 runs in 112 matches at an average of 44.66.

The former Kiwis batter Ross Taylor applauded the knock of his former team Williamson. He tweeted and wrote, 'Congratulations to Kane Williamson, who scored the most runs in Test cricket from New Zealand. This achievement of yours is a testimony to how hardworking and dedicated you are to Test cricket. There are still many more years ahead.                 

In response to the England team's first innings of 435 runs, the New Zealand team was dismissed for only 209 runs and had to follow on. England must have felt they would win this match easily, but in the second innings, Devon Conway, Tom Latham, and then Kane Williamson made New Zealand’s comeback by batting well. The Hosts set the target of 258 runs for the Visitors.

On the day 4 stumps, ENG was 48-1 while chasing 258 runs after 11 overs. The English side needs 210 runs on the fifth of the test match to seal the series by 2-0. The opener of the side Zak Crawley became the victim of Tim Southee after scoring 24 runs. Duckett and night-watch man Robinson remain not out on 23 and 01.

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