Williamson hits 24th century as New Zealand take control against Pakistan in second test

Williamson second test

New Zealand took control of the second test against Pakistan as Kane Williamson continued his impressive form and scored another century.

With the ton, the number 1 ranked batter in Tests has become the first centurion of 2021.

Read more about the 23rd career century of Kane Williamson he hit against Pakistan in first test.

On day two for the Black Caps at Hagley Oval in Christchurch, the New Zealand skipper scored his 24th Test century and second in as many Tests.

As New Zealand reached 286-3, the right-hander finished the day unbeaten on 112, trailing Pakistan by just 11 runs, with Henry Nicholls (89) also not out.

Williamson, who last week moved to the top of the ICC rankings for Test batsmen, was scratchy early before speeding up.

It came after Pakistan put itself in a promising position by reducing the hosts, who led 1-0 to 71-3 in the two-test series.

The wickets of Tom Latham (33), Tom Blundell (16) and Ross Taylor (12) had Pakistan on a high and they nearly had Nicholls but the fielding was not up to the mark.

Mohammad Rizwan trapped the left-hander on three, but Shaheen Afridi (1-45) overstepped.

As the day went on, Williamson and Nicholls attacked and Pakistan had their troubles on the ground, the former edging in the slips on 82, through Shan Masood and Haris Sohail.

After the star New Zealander passed his century, Masood dropped Williamson before Rizwan put down an easy chance off Nicholls.

Nicholls injured his calf late in the day, but on an impressive day for the Black Caps, he managed to get to stumps alongside Williamson.

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