Twitter reactions: Gabba gave Kane Williamson standing ovation for his 140 runs knock
Classical New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson notched up a superb hundred against the fiery pace of Mitchell Starc and Mitchell Johnson at Gabba, Brisbane.
Williamson, 25, is one of the most exciting talents among the contemporary batsmen, hit 24 boundaries to score a 178 balls 140.
Williamson’ hundred helped New Zeland to put 317 runs on the board. Except Williamson, there was no other batsman who could resist Australias pace batteries from wrecking havoc on them.
New Zealand defiance ended after the lunch. Williamson was the fourth victim of Mitchell Starc, who conceded just 57 runs in 18 overs.
However, even after Williamson 140 run Houdini act Australia got 239 run lead. When Williamson was leaving the ground, the entire Gabba stadium gave him a standing ovation for his gusty hundred that made Australia bat again. Meanwhile, Australian players also shook hands with Williamson for his brilliant knock.
He reached his 10th Test hundred with a couple of runs down the leg side 20 minutes before the lunch. This was Williamson’s 6th Test hundred of the year.
Twitter has ushered praise on Williamson’s solo show at Gabba pitch which is known as the fortress of Australia.
So glad to get in to see Kane Williamson score a 100 for @BLACKCAPS , absolute hero
— Ben Thompson (@BThompson1993) November 7, 2015
Another Classical inning from Kane Williamson… He is Most Classy Players amongst Current Lot of Batters all over the world #AUSvNZ
— Chandan Tandon (@Chandan_tndn) November 7, 2015
Fine & classy knock from Kane williamson. Such a great player to watch out for#AUSvNZ
— Kalai Arasan (@kallis18) November 7, 2015
Classical Williamson makes Australia bat again: Kane Williamson’s 11th Test hundred sustained New Zealand and … https://t.co/tlFKKNIi4O
— News Channel PK (@NewsChannelPK) November 7, 2015
In other news, Kane Williamson is world class (we knew this anyway) but it looks like 1-nil Australia.
— Charles Dagnall (@CharlesDagnall) November 7, 2015
— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) November 7, 2015
NZ all out for 317. Kane Williamson 140, great to see the Aussies shaking his hand….
— Veitchy on Sport (@veitchynz) November 7, 2015
— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) November 7, 2015
Kane Williamson an underrated world class player always loved watching him bat. Congrats on Voices! Its a very well produced /constructed
— Ralph U. D’Attore (@REFUDIATOR) November 7, 2015
Talent to Watch out for In the Coming Years.. Gutsy Knock from Kane Williamson..#AUSvNZ
— RAJEEV RAAVI (@Raavi45) November 7, 2015