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Kane picks his first Test wicket as Kiwi captain

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson is doing every possible thing to make his fans and teammates happy. The players are happy to play under him and even the opposition fans are just loving his batting.

A day ago when the New Zealand skipper departed after scoring 38, he received a standing ovation from the fans. Even the Pakistani players came up to the captain and congratulated him for his top-class knock. It was Kane’s third double century in Test cricket.

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It was good to see Henry Nicholls stepping up and delivering the goods alongside skipper Kane. Nicholls scored a pivotal 157 to his name. The duo added a record 369-run partnership for the fourth wicket. Daryl Mitchell added more value to the team down the order.

His maiden century helped New Zealand post a mammoth total of 659/6 in 20 overs. In reply, Pakistan were bowled out for 186. The hosts won the game by an innings and 176 runs as they inflict 2-0 clean sweep on the visitors.

Williamson picks up a wicket

New Zealand bowlers performed really well as a unit which is why they were able to restrict the opposition to a low-scoring total. Meanwhile, captain Kane made the headlines after picking up his first wicket as New Zealand captain.

When Pakistan were reeling at 145/8, Zafar Gohar and Shaheen Afridi tried their best to add some runs for the side. Besides scoring runs, they consumed too many balls at the same time. The frustrated the hosts by playing dot balls.

It was when the skipper Kane decided to bowl. He bowled only 3 overs and made an instant impact by taking the wicket of Shaheen Afridi. The left-handed batsman tried to play a big shot off Kane’s bowling but he ended up mistiming it in the first place.

Shaheen just lofted it high in the air as Ross Taylor took a catch near short fine leg region. Shaheen departed after scoring 7 runs.

Watch the video below:

Kane Williamson was named the man of the series while Kyle Jamieson was named the man of the match for his bowling masterclass. He took 5 wickets in the first innings and followed it up with 6 wickets in the second innings.

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