Kane Williamson

  • Kohli, Root, Smith, Williamson 'Fab Four' of Tests: Martin Crowe Yesterday

    Wellington: Former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe has said Virat Kohli, Joe Root, Steven Smith and Kane Williamson are the new "fabulous four" of Test Cricket but will go through "teething problems" before shooting for the stars. Calling them "leading young bucks in Test cricket today", Crowe said - Williamson from...
  • New Zealand's Kane Williamson banned from bowling July 23, 2014

    Wellington: New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson has been banned from bowling his occasional off-spin in international cricket because of an illegal action, New Zealand Cricket said on Wednesday. Williamson was reported by the match officials during the second Test against West Indies in Port of Spain in June and independent analysis...
  • 3rd Test: New Zealand in control against West Indies on Day 4 June 30, 2014

    Barbados: Kane Williamson hit a career-best 161 not out to guide New Zealand to a lead of 307 over West Indies on Sunday but the tourists were stalled by heavy rain, which wiped out half the fourth day of the third and final Test. The Black Caps, trailing by 24 after...
  • Live Score: West Indies vs New Zealand, 3rd Test, Day 4 June 29, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day-3 Round-up: Kane Wiliamson and Brendon McCullum lifted New Zealand to 123 for 3, a lead of 99, at stumps on the third day. Early strikes by the West Indies bowlers put the tourists under pressure in their second innings...
  • Kane Williamson 'miffed' over action being reported June 24, 2014

    Bridgetown: Part-time off-spinner Kane Williamson is said to be "miffed" at having his action reported to the International Cricket Council (ICC). The New Zealander was reported by umpires for having a suspected illegal action, following the second Test against West Indies in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, which the hosts won by ten wickets,...
  • New Zealand's Kane Williamson reported for suspect bowling action June 22, 2014

    New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson has been reported for a suspect bowling action, the International Cricket Council has said. The 23-year-old Williamson, who is an effective part-time offspinner for New Zealand, was reported by umpires Ian Gould, Richard Illingworth and Rod Tucker after the second Test against West Indies in Trinidad. The...
  • 2nd Test: New Zealand resist after West Indies' 460 June 19, 2014

    Port-of-Spain: New Zealand battled back strongly after conceding a first innings lead of 239 in the second Test against the West Indies on Wednesday, reaching 73 for 1 in their second innings at close on the third day at the Queen's Park Oval. No. 3 Kane Williamson hit an unbeaten 38...
  • 2nd Test: Taylor, Benn spells restrict New Zealand to 221 June 17, 2014

    Port-of-Spain: Left-handed opener Tom Latham hit a resolute 82 on Monday but pacer Jerome Taylor took 4 for 34 as the West Indies hit back to bowl out New Zealand for 221 on day one of the second Test. The hosts were 6 for 1 in reply by stumps at Queen's...
  • 1st Test, WI vs NZ: Neesham, Watling put NZ on top on Day 2 June 10, 2014

    Allrounder Jimmy Neesham became the first New Zealander, and just the eighth player overall, to score centuries in each of his first two Tests as the tourists ended the second day of the first Test against West Indies with a huge first innings lead. Neesham, who scored 137 not out on...
  • 1st Test: Williamson ton puts NZ on top against West Indies June 9, 2014

    Kingston, Jamaica: Kane Williamson scored his sixth Test century Sunday to lead New Zealand to a satisfying 240-2 against the West Indies at the close of day one at Sabina Park. The Kiwi No. 3 cracked an undefeated 105 at Sabina Park in the first Test, spiced with 11 boundaries...
  • World T20: McCullum's fifty propels New Zealand to victory over Netherlands March 29, 2014

    Chittagong: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum smashed 65 to guide his side to a six-wicket win over Netherlands in the World Twenty20 on Saturday. Riding on McCullum's attacking knock, New Zealand had an over to spare, scoring 152 for 4 in response to Netherlands 151 for 4. McCullum, who hit four fours...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs India, 2nd Test, Day 3 February 16, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 round-up: India drove themselves into a position of control on day two of the second Test against New Zealand, thanks to Ajinkya Rahane's maiden Test century and his partnership with skipper MS Dhoni that gave India a 246-run...
  • 2nd Test: Kane Williamson praises Indian bowling on day one February 14, 2014

    Wellington: Key New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson praises the Indian bowling attack after the Kiwis were shot out for 192 runs on the first day of the second and final Test . "They bowled very well. They sort of picked up from where they left off in Auckland (in first...
  • India players 'happy' and 'satisfied' in a winless run overseas February 6, 2014

    Wonder if it's okay for the players to comment they are 'happy' or 'satisfied' with their performances when the end result is a steady decline in the team's performance. Team India is in the exact position - winless in Tests on foreign soil since June 2011 but still players are happy...
  • The pitch eased out after lunch: Williamson February 6, 2014

    Auckland: New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson credited his team's fantastic turnaround on the opening day of the first Test against India to the pitch, saying that it eased out considerably after a "tough" opening session here on Thursday. The Kiwis recovered from 54 for 3 at lunch to be 329 for...
  • 1st Test: McCullum, Williamson tons take New Zealand to 329/4 on Day 1 February 6, 2014

    Auckland: Centuries by Kane Williamson and Brendon McCullum helped New Zealand take control on day one of the first Test against India at Auckland on Thursday. The Kiwis were 329 for 4 at stumps with McCullum unbeaten on 143 and Corey Anderson on 43. Williamson and McCullum engineered a crucial fightback...
  • Kohli inches closer to top spot in ICC ODI rankings February 1, 2014

    Dubai: Virat Kohli's individual brilliance during India's disastrous show in the lost ODI series against New Zealand has helped the young batsman inch closer to the top spot in the latest ICC rankings issued on Saturday. India were drubbed 0-4 in the series which concluded on Friday but Kohli, placed second...
  • Ground-breaking series win for us: Brendon McCullum January 31, 2014

    Wellington: Delighted after drubbing India 4-0 in the just-concluded ODI series, New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum on Friday called it a ground-breaking triumph for his side and the most satisfying of his career so far. New Zealand dominated the five-match series, the third game of which was a tie, even though...
  • 4th ODI: Hapless India concede series 3-0 after 7-wicket loss to NZ January 28, 2014

    India made bold moves, some logical and some totally out of context, but it boiled down to Indian bowling that caved in once again and failed to defend a competitive 278 for 5, which New Zealand overhauled to win by seven wickets and with 11 balls to spare - thanks...
  • Kane Williamson relishing batting at No. 3 for NZ January 23, 2014

    Auckland: Riding high on his current red-hot form in the ongoing ODI series against India, New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson has said he is now eyeing a place in all three formats for the national side. Williamson was declared the Man of the Match in the second ODI against India on...
  • Brendon McCullum praises team for outstanding show January 22, 2014

    Hamilton: Skipper Brendon McCullum lauded his boys for doing well under pressure as they beat India by 15 runs via the Duckworth/Lewis Method and took a 2-0 lead in the five-match series on Wednesday. "Yeah, it was a good performance. It was outstanding to get the total we did, and that...
  • NZ's selection consistency hints at World Cup squad January 7, 2014

    Wellington: New Zealand's planning for next year's World Cup further crystallised on Tuesday with the decision to maintain 12 of their one-day side for their two Twenty20 matches against West Indies. Only pace bowler Kyle Mills and top-order batsman Kane Williamson were released from the 14-man one-day squad, who conclude...
  • 3rd Test: New Zealand beat West Indies to win series December 22, 2013

    Kane Williamson completed his second half-century of the match to take New Zealand to an eight-wicket victory in the third and final Test against West Indies and seal the series 2-0 after lunch on the fourth day on Sunday in Hamilton. Williamson, who had resumed after the break at Seddon Park...
  • 3rd Test: Advantage WI despite Taylor's fifty on Day 2 December 20, 2013

    Hamilton: New Zealand's Ross Taylor continued his impressive series with an unbeaten half-century on Friday, guiding the hosts to 156 for 3 after day two of the third Test in response to the West Indies' 367. Taylor was 56 not out at stumps and has now scored 416 runs in the...