Kane Williamson’s patient knock finally came to an end as he fell one run short of what would have been his slowest half-century in Test cricket.
It all happened on the final delivery of the 94th over when Kane Williamson proceeded to dab away from his body to give Virat Kohli a simple catch in the slip cordon.
The catch brought an end to a disciplined yet sedate knock from Kane Williamson during which he managed 49 runs off 177 deliveries.
His strike rate of 27.68 is the lowest in his Test career.
That said, by the time Kane Williamson got dismissed, the New Zealand skipper had ensured that the Kiwis went past India’s first innings total of 217.
Williamson stitched crucial 30 and 29-run stands with Kyle Jamieson and Tim Southee as the Indian bowlers once again struggled to get rid of the lower order.
Post the dismissal of Kane Williamson, Ravichandran Ashwin got rid of Neil Wagner quickly as Ajinkya Rahane took a brilliiant catch on the second attempt at 1st slip.
At the time of writing, New Zealand were 9/240 with an overall lead of 23.