Kane Williamson Joins Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid In Elite List
Kane Williamson created history on the second day of the second Test against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo as he smashed his 14th century, putting him in an elite list
Kane Williamson scored his 14th Test century
Williamson notched up his first century against Zimbabwe
Williamson has scored tons against all nine Test playing nations
Kane Williamson joined an elite club and created history on the second day of the second Test against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo as he smashed his 14th century and his first against Zimbabwe.
In the process, Williamson became the first New Zealand batsman in Test history to smash a century against all nine Test-playing nations and he became the 13th batsmen to achieve this unique distinction.
Gary Kirsten, Steve Waugh, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Brian Lara, Adam Gilchrist, Ricky Ponting, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Jacques Kallis and Younis Khan are the other batsmen to have achieved this milestone of scoring a century against all nine Test nations.
Williamson, who is playing in his 50th Test for New Zealand, also achieved this feat in just 91 innings, which is 23 innings quicker than Sangakkara, who did it in 114 innings.
The stylish right-hander also achieved this feat in 2012 days since his debut, breaking the record of 2349 days set by Gilchrist. Williamson is also the youngest to achieve this feat at the age of 25 years.
His 14th Test century also equaled Ross Taylor's record for the most Test tons by a New Zealand batsmen. Both batsmen are just three away from the record of 17 set by Martin Crowe, New Zealand's best batsman.
Williamson can join Dravid in another list as he attempts to become the second batsman to score a century in all nine-Test playing nations. The stylish Kiwi batsman does not have a century in South Africa but he has a chance in the coming weeks as New Zealand take on South Africa for two Tests in Durban and Centurion .