Kane Williamson scored a fine double century in the ongoing first Test against West Indies in Hamilton. Williamson scored 251 off 412 balls as New Zealand posted a mammoth first innings total of 519 for 7. Meanwhile, Jimmy Neesham has trolled his Kiwi skipper for his gesture to the crowd after scoring a double ton. Meanwhile, the Kiwis have the upper hand in the first Test and the Windies batsman are fighting hard with the bat in the first innings.
After reaching the milestone, Williamson took his helmet off, raised his bat and acknowledged the crowd present at the Seddon Park, Hamilton ground. While it was a moment entirely for Williamson’s heroics, limited-overs specialist Jimmy Neesham joined the fun as he took to his official Twitter account to tease his skipper for his expression while receiving all the accolades from the spectators. It was his third double ton in Tests and seconds skipper.
Jimmy Neesham Trolls Kane Williamson
Neesham, who is known for his sarcasm on social media platforms, shared Williamson’s picture and wrote from his official Twitter handle, “Sorry guys I didn’t really want to do that but it’s my job so I kinda had to.”
“Sorry guys I didn’t really want to do that but it’s my job so I kinda had to.” pic.twitter.com/HvbIfuuftI
— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) December 4, 2020
Apart from Tom Latham (86) and Kylie Jamieson (51) scored fifties and in the process stiched important partnerships with the Kiwi skipper. Kane Williamson now also has the second-highest runs in an innings against West Indies by a Test captain, only behind England’s Peter May — 285 not out at Birmingham in 1957.
The Windies batsman have a mountain to climb in the first inning. Their openers put up a fifty run stand when the story was being written. Windies pacers Kemar Roach and Shanon Gabriel took three wickets each with the ball. Their skipper Jason Holder went wicketless giving away 60 runs from his spell of 31 overs.