Kane Williamson scored his 30th century against RSA, surpassing Gayle, Jayasuriya, and Don Bradman in the process
Kane Williamson, New Zealand vs South Africa, 1st Test: This is the 30th century of Williamson's Test career and the fourth against South Africa. With this, he has left behind former great Australian batsman Don Bradman. Bradman had scored 29 centuries in his Test career.
New Zealand and South Africa are playing the opening game of their two-match Test series. Kane Williamson, the captain of New Zealand, has made a significant accomplishment in this game at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui by hitting an outstanding century. In terms of most hundreds, Williamson has surpassed the record set by the legendary Australian batsman Don Bradman.
In his Test career, Williamson has scored thirty centuries, his fourth against South Africa. In contrast, Bradman finished his Test career with 29 centuries. In terms of hundreds, Williamson is now tied with England's Joe Root (30) and former Australian opener Matthew Hayden (30). In ODIs, Williamson has amassed thirteen centuries. This is his 43rd century overall in international cricket across all formats in such a scenario. In this matter, he has left behind Chris Gayle (42) and Sanath Jayasuriya (42).
Talking about Williamson's Test career, he has scored more than 8375 runs in 169 innings of 97 Test matches at an average of 55.10. During this period, he has scored 6 double centuries and 30 centuries. He has also scored 33 half-centuries and his best score has been 251 runs.