The day continued to get better for New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson on the second day of the first Test against the West Indies at Seddon Park in Hamilton. The Kiwi skipper and his partner Sarah Raheem are expecting their first child; a news that Kane Williamson revealed at the end of the day’s play.
Sarah Raheem, who was present in the stands as her husband stamped his authority on the West Indian bowling attack, is due to deliver the couple’s first child this month.
A naturally excited Williamson spoke about the news at stumps of day 02. The Kiwi skipper, however, did not reveal if he’ll miss the upcoming games in the home summer against Pakistan, due to paternity leave.
“It’s a very exciting time in anybody’s life and it certainly is in mine,” said Williamson as quoted by stuff.co.nz before jokingly asking: “Does a due date mean anything?” Williamson jokingly asked. “I don’t know.”
Kane Williamson on his imperious knock against the West Indies
Kane Williamson also opened up about his imperious knock; one that saw him smash his 3rd Test double-hundred and also post his highest Test score  of his career.
Williamson said that it was all about sticking to his plans and bat for a long period of time; something that he did to the hilt against a West Indian attack that had absolutely to no answers to the champion batsman’s grit and determination.
“For me it was about sticking to my plans for long periods of time and then hope that when you get the good balls you miss them. Even towards the end of my innings I was playing and missing still, so there was a little bit there but the surface was certainly getting a bit better,” Kane Williamson said.
Meanwhile, the 251 not-out by Kane Williamson was his second 200-plus score for him as New Zealand captain. He is now behind the duo of Stephen Fleming and Brendon McCullum, who have three 200-plus scores against their name.
200+ scores for New Zealand Test captains..
3 – Stephen Fleming/Brendon McCullum
2*- Kane Williamson
1 – Graham Dowling/Martin Crowe#NZvWI
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) December 4, 2020