New Delhi. New Zealand team captain Kane Williamson scored a brilliant fifty in the World Cup 2023 semi-final match against India. Soon after two wickets fell, Williamson came on and shared a 181-run partnership with Darrell Mitchell. Meanwhile, he scored 69 runs in 73 balls with the help of 9 fours and one six. This is Williamson’s third fifty in the last four World Cup matches. Not just today, Williamson becomes even more dangerous when he faces India in an ICC tournament.
During the semi-final match between India and New Zealand in the 2019 World Cup, Williamson scored a half-century on a difficult pitch. An important 67 runs came from his bat. After losing this match, India was out of the tournament. Kane Williamson was also instrumental in keeping India away from the trophy in the final match of the World Test Championship in the year 2021. Williamson then scored an unbeaten 52 in the second innings to prevent India from becoming Test champions. Today again, Williamson played an innings of 69 runs and took the breath of captain Rohit Sharma.
Bat continues to score runs despite injury
Kane Williamson was injured during the IPL this year. Somehow he made a comeback in the World Cup but was injured again early in the tournament. An X-ray confirmed the fracture, which ruled him out of the next few matches. The captain returned to the team and has now scored three centuries in four matches. Williamson has become more dangerous since his return from injury. The New Zealand team made it to the finals of the 2015 and 2019 World Cups. Now the question is, will his brilliant form this time help the team win the trophy?
First published: November 15, 2023, 21:28 IST