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Kane Williamson scores double century as NZ posts 519/7 in the first inning

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New Zealand posted a massive 519/7 in the first innings against West Indies during the first Test match at Seddon Park on Friday. Kane Williamson scored his third double-century in the longest format of the game by smacking 251 runs off 412 balls tailored with 34 boundaries and 2 sixes.

With the help of his magnificent knock, the hosts are now in a commanding position, into the third day of the match.

Williamson reached his new high score in the Test format with his previous highest being 242* against Sri Lanka in Wellington.

Coincidentally, he also scored his previous double century last year at the same venue at Seddon Park against Bangladesh. New Zealand had posted a massive total of 715/6 and won the game by an inning and 52 runs.

Former cricketers praised the NZ skipper fore his magnificent knock in the first innings as he reached his personal highest-score in the Test format.

West Indies pacer Kemar Roach also achieved a milestone by picking 204 wickets in Test cricket going past Andy Roberts’ 202 Test wickets. He is now the 8th leading wicket-taker for West Indies in the longest format of the game.

West Indies was batting on 49/0 at the stumps of day 2 with Kraigg Braithwaite and John Campbell batting on 20 & 22 runs respectively.

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