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    Ross Taylor is surpassed by Kane Williamson to become New Zealand’s leading scorer in Tests.


    By surpassing his old teammate Ross Taylor to become New Zealand’s leading run-scorer in the red-ball format, New Zealand cricketer Kane Williamson wrote history. Williamson accomplished this during the second Test, played against England, on Day 4 in Wellington. He continued from his overnight score of 25, which was 25, and it only took him one delivery to attain the milestone. Both the spectators and his teammates in the locker room applauded him.

    Ross Taylor, who for long years held the record for most Test runs scored for his nation, praised Williamson. He congratulated Williamson on his outstanding achievement by using the microblogging platform Twitter. “Congratulations Kane for becoming NZ’s highest Test run-scorer. This achievement is a testament to your hard work and dedication to Test Cricket, to which I was privy for a number of years. Here’s to many more,” the 38-year-old posted with a red wine emoji.

    Williamson, 32, who was playing in his 92nd Test, only needed four more runs to pass Taylor, and he did so in the first ball of the day’s play. He scored a boundary by clipping James Anderson’s delivery in the direction of mid-on. In thanks and to congratulate Williamson, the audience erupted. Williamson acknowledged calmly, raising his bat in the air in his signature manner.

    Williamson has scored 7787 runs in tests. As a result of his performance, New Zealand now leads the Test match against England after England requested that the Kiwis follow on. By winning the Wellington Test, New Zealand will be looking to restore some of its pride. The fashionable right-handed batter had been struggling in the series. This achievement will surely encourage him to regain his mojo.


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