Kane Williamson

  • World T20: McCullum's fifty propels New Zealand to victory over Netherlands 29-03-2014 06:54 PM

    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...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs India, 2nd Test, Day 3 16-02-2014 02:24 AM

    (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...
  • 2nd Test: Kane Williamson praises Indian bowling on day one 14-02-2014 01:29 PM

    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 06-02-2014 07:58 PM

    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...
  • The pitch eased out after lunch: Williamson 06-02-2014 02:15 PM

    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...
  • 1st Test: McCullum, Williamson tons take New Zealand to 329/4 on Day 1 06-02-2014 11:13 AM

    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...
  • Kohli inches closer to top spot in ICC ODI rankings 01-02-2014 03:11 PM

    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...
  • Ground-breaking series win for us: Brendon McCullum 31-01-2014 05:16 PM

    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...
  • 4th ODI: Hapless India concede series 3-0 after 7-wicket loss to NZ 28-01-2014 01:59 PM

    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 23-01-2014 05:15 PM

    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...
  • Brendon McCullum praises team for outstanding show 22-01-2014 05:20 PM

    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...
  • NZ's selection consistency hints at World Cup squad 07-01-2014 10:50 AM

    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 22-12-2013 08:22 AM

    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...
  • 3rd Test: Advantage WI despite Taylor's fifty on Day 2 20-12-2013 10:40 AM

    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...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs West Indies, 3rd Test, Day 2 20-12-2013 01:56 AM

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. Day 1 Round-up A gutsy 200-run partnership between Denesh Ramdin and Shivnarine Chanderpaul rescued the West Indies from a perilous position on Thursday as the tourists battled to 289 for 6 on the first day of the third Test...
  • 2nd Test: Taylor century lifts New Zealand on Day 1 11-12-2013 11:13 AM

    Wellington: Ross Taylor scored his 10th Test century and surpassed 4,000 career runs to anchor New Zealand's 307 for 6 at the close of play on the first day of the second Test against the West Indies at the Basin Reserve on Wednesday. Taylor, who scored a career-best 217 not...
  • Williamson back for under pressure NZ, says McCullum 10-12-2013 10:03 AM

    Wellington: Top order batsman Kane Williamson will return to New Zealand's lineup for the second Test against West Indies on Wednesday after coming through fitness tests on his broken thumb, captain Brendon McCullum said on Tuesday. Williamson, who suffered the injury in Bangladesh in October, missed the drawn first Test...
  • NZ's Kane Williamson expected to return for 2nd Test against Windies 08-12-2013 03:28 PM

    Wellington: Injured batsman Kane Williamson is expected to return to New Zealand's lineup for the second Test against the West Indies starting Wednesday. Williamson missed the first Test at Dunedin, which ended in a draw on Saturday, because he thought he needed more time to recover from a broken thumb...
  • New Zealand lose Williamson on eve of first Test 02-12-2013 08:46 AM

    Wellington: New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson has been ruled out of the opening Test against the West Indies starting in Dunedin on Tuesday with an injured thumb. His withdrawal opens the way for Aaron Redmond to return to the side after a five-year absence. Williamson, who bats at number three,...
  • Kane Williamson named in NZ squad for first Windies Test 29-11-2013 08:44 AM

    Wellington: Key batsman Kane Williamson has made a faster than expected recovery from injury to be included in New Zealand's 13-man squad for the first of three cricket Tests against the West Indies. Williamson was forced to return early from New Zealand's tour to Bangladesh last month after breaking a...
  • 3rd ODI: Bangladesh eye whitewash, NZ consolation win 02-11-2013 10:27 AM

    Buoyed by the series-winning lead in the second ODI at Mirpur, Bangladesh have pressure off their minds while New Zealand will like to fly back home with at least one win in the third ODI at Fatullah on Sunday. Bangladesh won the first two games at Mirpur in the three-match...
  • New Zealand's Williamson fractures thumb, to return home 30-10-2013 11:35 AM

    Batsman Kane Williamson has suffered a small fracture in his left thumb and been ruled out of New Zealand's ongoing tour of Bangladesh and the upcoming visit to Sri Lanka, the country's cricket board said on Wednesday. Williamson was slated to lead the team in the three one-day internationals and...
  • 2nd Test: Shakib strikes to keep NZ in check on another rainy day 22-10-2013 03:30 PM

    Mirpur: Shakib Al Hasan claimed three wickets to restrict New Zealand to 107 for 3 in reply to Bangladesh's 282 on a rain-interrupted second day of the second Test on Tuesday. Tea was enforced 26 minutes earlier than scheduled after rain thwarted play. The rain never relented and play was...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs NZ, 1st Test 13-10-2013 08:32 AM

    CLICK HERE for Live Score from Day 3 of the first Test between Bangladesh and New Zealand. Day 4 Round-up The highlight of the day was Sohag Gazi's unbeaten century, which took Bangladesh to the score of 501 and a small lead of 32 runs. At stumps on day four...
  • New Zealand lead Bangladesh by 85 on rain-shortened Day 4 12-10-2013 05:25 PM

    Chittagong: New Zealand led Bangladesh by 85 runs in reply to the host's first innings total of 501 as rains forced umpires to declare an early stump amid strong possibility of a drawn match on the fourth day of the first Test Saturday. After Bangladesh took a first-innings lead of...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Day 3 11-10-2013 08:44 AM

    CLICK HERE for Live Score from Day 3 of the first Test between Bangladesh and New Zealand. Day 2 Round-up: Bangladesh started the day by taking two wickets in two overs but BJ Watling and Trent Boult's resistance down the order propelled New Zealand to 469 all out. Watling scored...
  • Bangladesh vs New Zealand, 1st Test Day 2: As it happened 10-10-2013 08:49 AM

    CLICK HERE for Live Score from Day 2 of the first Test between Bangladesh and New Zealand. Day 1 Round-up: Kane Williamson's century helped New Zealand cruise to 280 for 5 against Bangladesh on the first day of the first Test on Wednesday. Williamson made his 114 facing 210 balls...
  • Wiliamson ton lifts New Zealand innings on Day 1 against Bangladesh 09-10-2013 05:50 PM

    Chittagong: Kane Williamson's century helped New Zealand cruise to 280-5 against Bangladesh on the first day of the first Test on Wednesday. Williamson made his 114 facing 210 balls before he was trapped lbw by left-arm spinner Shakib Al Hasan in the day's second-to-last over. When captain Brendon McCullum also...
  • Kane Williamson staying on with Yorkshire 25-09-2013 09:26 AM

    London: New Zealander Kane Williamson has agreed to extend his stay at Yorkshire next season. The 23-year-old Black Caps batsman arrived at Headingley in August and is playing his fifth match for the club at Surrey this week, averaging 53 in his first four outings. "I have only been at...
  • England lead NZ by 205 after 3 days at Lord's 18-05-2013 11:36 PM

    London: After two days of being oppressed by New Zealand, England broke the stranglehold in impressive style to take charge halfway through the first Test at Lord's on Saturday. First, New Zealand was dismissed for 207 to give England a first-innings lead of 25, a significant amount on a tricky,...