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Williamson ton puts NZ on top of Windies

Kane Williamson’s 22nd Test century has New Zealand well on top in the first Test against the West Indies.

Resuming on 97 not out, Williamson punched a short ball from Kemar Roach to the point boundary to reach three figures.

At lunch, the skipper was 168 not out – his seventh Test innings in excess of 150 – with Tom Blundell on eight as New Zealand reached 4-346.

Williamson lost overnight partner Ross Taylor for 38 in the second over of the day.

Taylor jammed down on a full delivery from Roach, with the edge carrying to Shamarh Brooks who was keeping wicket because of an injury to Shane Dowrich.

Henry Nicholls went for seven to leave the hosts on 4-281, Jason Holder taking a juggling catch at second slip off Roach’s bowling.

Williamson survived a review for LBW on 118, replays showing the delivery from Holder was not doing enough to hit off stump.

Nicholls also survived a LBW review on four, with Roach’s delivery heading over the stumps.

Williamson’s century came off 224 balls and contained 17 fours, with Roach (2-71) and Shannon Gabriel (2-74) the pick of the West Indies bowlers.

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