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Captain cool Kane Williamson leads from front to help New Zealand edge South Africa in World Cup thriller

  • FirstCricket Staff
  • June 20th, 2019
  • 17:33:47 IST
Captain Kane Williamson hit a patient 138-ball 106 to help the Kiwis edge South Africa in thriller in Edgbaston. AP

Captain Kane Williamson hit a patient 138-ball 106 to help the Kiwis edge South Africa in thriller in Edgbaston. AP

Amidst regular fall of wickets it was Rassie van der Dussen (in pic) and Hashim Amla's half-centuries that propeled South Africa to a respectable 241 after being put into bat by Kane Williamson. Reuters

Amidst regular fall of wickets it was Rassie van der Dussen (in pic) and Hashim Amla's half-centuries that propeled South Africa to a respectable 241 after being put into bat by Kane Williamson. Reuters

Chris Morris led South Africa's fightback with the ball with three wickets in the middle overs to break New Zealand's back and reduce them to 137/5. Reuters

Chris Morris led South Africa's fightback with the ball with three wickets in the middle overs to break New Zealand's back and reduce them to 137/5. Reuters

In reply, New Zealand were struggling at 137/5 but then Williamson and Colin de Grandhomme got together and added 91 runs for the 7th wicket to turn it around for the Kiwis. Reuters

In reply, New Zealand were struggling at 137/5 but then Williamson and Colin de Grandhomme got together and added 91 runs for the 7th wicket to turn it around for the Kiwis. Reuters

The fans had a gala time and witnessed a thriller and there are no prizes for guessing who their favourite player was - Imran Tahir. Reuters

The fans had a gala time and witnessed a thriller and there are no prizes for guessing who their favourite player was - Imran Tahir. Reuters

The match went down the wire and with 7 needed off5 balls, Williamson hit a six to bring up his ton and then a four to finish off the match in style. Reuters

The match went down the wire and with 7 needed off5 balls, Williamson hit a six to bring up his ton and then a four to finish off the match in style. Reuters

Updated Date: June 20, 2019 17:33:47 IST

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