New Zealand vs Pakistan: The kiwi all-rounder Daryl Mitchell heaped praises on his skipper Kane Williamson during the second test match against Pakistan. Mitchell says Kane Williamson will be surely one of the greats for New Zealand in the coming years.
Daryl Mitchell’s comment came after the skipper scored his fourth double century in his Test career. Williamson amassed 238 runs against Pakistan as New Zealand declared the first innings on 659/6. The Kiwis took the lead of huge 362 runs on the second test match.
“Obviously Kane’s 238 .. that’s pretty amazing and he has set us up for a chance to win this Test match. He is a freak, isn’t he? He’s amazing. He makes the game look so easy at the moment and the way he’s going about things, it’s cool to see him doing so well,” ESPN Cricinfo quoted Mitchell as saying.
“I am delighted to be his teammate. I have played against him when we were kids around 14 years of age and now I am playing test cricket with him. He comes in some of the cricket players who read the game so nicely and controls it. He is a calm and special player and probably go down as New Zealand’s great in the coming years,” Mitchell added.
Daryl Mitchel’s maiden Test Ton:
Mitchell also completed his maiden test ton during the second test match and is grateful to Williamson as he does not declare the innings earlier. New Zealand was well settled on 599/6 but the skipper did not immediately declare the innings. Mitchell made the most of the extra time he got to complete his maiden test ton before declaring the innings.
“That thing has not yet dissolved for me, to be fair, it is a pretty surreal moment. I was allotted two extra overs to start after the tea break. I thought after these overs the innings will get declared but I am thankful to Williamson and the management who allowed me some more extra time to complete my maiden test ton. That’s huge for me to get to the maiden ton has been an amazing feeling.”
“I was swinging pretty hard there at points to try and get there and very grateful for that to happen. I was just happy to go out there and try and be busy and contribute to trying to put a total on for us to try and get 10 wickets,” he added.
New Zealand has defeated Pakistan by an innings and 176 runs. Kayle Jamieson has been named as the Player of the Match for his brilliant bowling. Jaimeson took his maiden 10 wickets haul in the test match.
The win also placed New Zealand at the top of the ICC test Teams rankings. Kane Williamson also cemented his position as the number one test batsman in the ICC rankings.
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