Kane Williamson, who is thought to be more effective with the bat, today proved that he can be equally vital with the ball in hand as well. In New Zealand’s today’s 67-run win at Nelson, skipper Kane Williamson with his brilliant spell with the ball along with sharp fielding made the significant difference between the two teams.

Even though Neil Broom’s maiden ton (109*) gave New Zealand a good total of 251 to defend, they still needed someone to take charge in the field and with the ball in hand. Skipper Kane Williamson himself rose on the occasion.

Williamson has shown great commitment in the field. He made the runout of Sabbir Rahman and broke the most important partnership off 75 between Imrul Kayes and Sabbir Rahman. This breakthrough initiated the collapse in Bangladesh innings.

Williamson picked up 3 crucial wickets to collapse Bangladesh innings at Nelson Photo: Getty Images
Williamson picked up 3 crucial wickets to collapse Bangladesh innings at Nelson
Photo: Getty Images

He picked up 3 crucial wickets, including Shakib Al Hasan and Mosaddek Hossain, both run getters from the last match. These two could’ve made serious damage to New Zealand, but Williamson sent back both of them in single figures. Bangladesh was down from 105-1 to 141-7.

Williamson in the end took the catch of Mashrafe Mortaza, who was looking to knock some boundaries around. He was all around the field for New Zealand, which is why Kane Williamson is today’s match turner.

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