Wellington, Feb 03 : Big-hitting batsmen Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor powered New Zealand to their highest one-day total of 369-5 against Pakistan with their respective tons to guide the hosts to a 119-run victory over the tourists in the second and final ODI at McLean Park in Napier.
Williamson's brilliant knock of 112 off 88 deliveries, including 14 fours and one six, and Taylor's unbeaten 102 off 70 deliveries, including 13 fours and two sixes, guided New Zealand to the gigantic total in their 50 overs.
Auckland, Feb 6 : New Zealand has finished on top during the opening day of the first Test against India at Auckland after posting 329 at the loss of four wickets at the close, boosted by centuries from captain Brendon McCullum and Kane Williamson.
Even as Zaheer Khan dismissed Williamson in the final session, the hosts finished on top with McCullum scoring an unbeaten 143 in the company of Corey Anderson.
Meanwhile, Ishant Sharma scored his 150th Test wicket in his 54th Test by removing Hamish Rutherford, and in the process becoming the 11th Indian to take 150 Test wicket s. (ANI)
Kane Williamson (19), New Zealand all rounder, is all set to make his debut against Australia in the second Test in Hamilton.
The all-rounder had been a stand out this season in domestic cricket and deserved an opportunity to be involved at a higher level, Black Caps coach Mark Greatbatch said.
The Sydney Morning Herald has reported that Williamson is the only change to the team, which lost to Australia by 10 wickets in Wellington.
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