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New Zealand’s highest test run-scorer, Kane Williamson surpasses this former batter


After surpassing Ross Taylor on Monday to become New Zealand’s leading Test run-scorer, Kane Williamson referred to it as “special.” As a result of Williamson’s century, New Zealand finished their second innings with a score of 483, giving England a target of 258 runs to win the second Test at Wellington. In the Basin Reserve, the 32-year-old former skipper received two standing ovations for his outstanding performance, which brought up his 26th Test century. After reaching 29 not out early on Monday to surpass Taylor’s record of 7,683 runs, he momentarily raised his bat.

Williamson was dismissed for 132 by part-time seam bowler Harry Brook, and additional cheers were heard as he exited the field.

Williamson was as modest as could be about his role in history.

If you look at the names on that list, it’s an honor, he remarked, adding that he hadn’t given it much attention.

It’s remarkable to be in that company, even though I admired several of them as a child and later played with some of them.

On 7,172 runs, another former Black Caps captain, Stephen Fleming, is in third place. Compared to Taylor’s 112 Tests and 196 trips to the crease, Williamson hit the milestone in his 92nd Test and 161st innings.

Taylor, who is now retired, complimented Williamson right away. Kane deserves congratulations, Taylor wrote on Twitter. “This accomplishment, of which I was aware for a number of years, is a testament to your hard work and dedication to Test cricket.”

Right-handed batsman Williamson entered the two-game England series needing just 39 runs to break the previous mark.

He was a member of the New Zealand top order, which had trouble against the English seam attack, but he scored a total of just 10 runs over the course of his first three innings.

In the list of all-time Test leaders, which is headed by the legendary Indian Sachin Tendulkar with 15,921 runs, he is ranked 35th.

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