Kane Williamson’s Best 5 Innings Against India

Former New Zealand captain Kane Williamson, widely regarded as one of the best cricketers in the world, will be celebrating his birthday on August 8. As one of the finest batsmen of his generation, Williamson has had a stellar career in both Test and One-Day Internationals (ODIs).

In Test matches, Williamson has played 94 matches and has scored an impressive 8,124 runs with an average of 54.89. He has registered 28 centuries and 33 half-centuries in 164 innings. His highest individual score is 251, making him the highest run-getter for New Zealand in Test matches.

Moving on to ODIs, Williamson has played 161 matches and has scored 6,554 runs at an average of 47.83. He has scored 13 centuries and 42 half-centuries in his ODI career, with a highest score of 148.

Today, we will take a look at Kane Williamson’s top five knocks against India.

#5: 94* at Auckland, 2022
In the first ODI against India at Auckland, led by Shikhar Dhawan, India posted a formidable total of 306 for seven. Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, and Shreyas Iyer played brilliantly with the bat, but the middle and lower order failed to capitalize on the good start. In response, New Zealand never looked troubled despite losing three wickets for 88 runs. Williamson, along with Tom Latham, guided the team to victory without being separated. While Latham scored a century, Williamson remained unbeaten on 94 runs.

#4: 95(48) at Hamilton, T20I
This thrilling T20I series between India and New Zealand saw India batting first and posting 179 runs in their allotted 20 overs. In response, Kane Williamson took charge and played a stellar innings of 95 off just 48 balls. His innings was calculated, and he found the boundaries when needed. However, Shardul Thakur ensured the match ended in a tie, and India eventually won the game in the super over.

#3: 113 at Auckland, Test
In 2014, during a Test match between New Zealand and India, Kane Williamson scored an impressive century as New Zealand piled up 503 runs in their first innings. He received great support from Brendon McCullum, who scored a double century. In response, India were bowled out for 202. However, the Indian bowlers bounced back as they dismissed New Zealand for just 105 runs in their second innings. Chasing a target of 407, Shikhar Dhawan played a brilliant innings, but a middle-order collapse saw India fall short by 40 runs.

#2: 118 at Delhi, ODI
Beating India in India is no easy task, especially on a slow pitch in Delhi. However, Kane Williamson, known for his expertise against spin, showed his experience as he anchored the innings and scored a superb century to guide New Zealand to 242. None of the other batsmen offered much resistance, but Williamson’s score proved enough in the end as Tim Southee and Trent Boult dismantled India’s batting. Despite efforts from MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav, India lost the match by six runs.

#1: 131 at Ahmedabad, Test
Kane Williamson made his Test debut in Ahmedabad against India and made an impressive century. This made him the eighth New Zealand player to score a century on Test debut. Although New Zealand dominated the match, an outstanding century from Harbhajan Singh prevented them from securing a victory.

In conclusion, Kane Williamson has had some incredible performances against India throughout his career. His ability to score big runs in crucial situations has made him one of the most respected cricketers in the world. As he celebrates his birthday, fans and cricket enthusiasts will be eagerly waiting for his next memorable innings.