NZCityt – Kane Williamson admits he was fortunate to survive the ultimate “uh oh” moment before mounting a compelling defence of his selection in the New Zealand Twenty20 cricket team.

Summary

  • Kane Williamson admits he was fortunate to survive the ultimate “uh oh” moment before mounting a compelling defence of his selection in the New Zealand Twenty20 cricket team.
  • Without a score past 30 in his previous nine T20I innings, criticised by former Black Cap Simon Doull and nursing a back niggle, captain Williamson had his heart in his mouth before getting off the mark in Tuesday’s win over England in Wellington.
  • A suicidal call for a single was fielded by bowler Mark Wood who had a clear sight on all three stumps and ample time run Williamson out at the non-stirker’s end.
  • Williamson’s post-match focus had switched to key games to come but he allowed himself to briefly reflect on his bullet-dodging moment.
  • Williamson hopes a return to form – he had scored a total of 17 runs in his team’s three preceding losses – and opener Martin Guptill (65 off 40) will provide a boost heading into the return fixture against Australia.

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