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In Christchurch, New Zealanders Williamson and Southee make their 100th Test appearance

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<p>Here on Friday, right-arm medium-fast bowler Tim Southee and batsman Kane Williamson celebrated their 100th Test match appearance for New Zealand.</p>
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<p>During the second Test match against Australia at Hagley Oval, New Zealand’s top run scorer and second-highest wicket-taker in the format became only the fifth and sixth BlackCaps players to achieve the 100-Test milestone.</p>
<p>Australia captain Pat Cummins complimented Southee before of the Test, saying, “It’s a huge feat to not only keep your form for a dozen years or so that you need to get through to play 100 Test matches, but to keep your body in that kind of shape there’s always new guys coming through.” “He’s remained committed to being the best in his field.”</p>
<p>“Hopefully, Kane will have a bit of a calmer week this week (in Christchurch). He has always been a pleasure to play against, regardless of the format. Cummins concluded, “Two of New Zealand cricket’s greatest players.”</p>
<p>Williamson averages 55.25 in the format and has 8675 runs in Tests, much more than the next greatest score for New Zealand, Ross Taylor. Williamson has more Test hundreds than any other player currently playing with 32.</p>
<p>With 378 Test wickets under his belt, Southee is just a little over 50 wickets short of surpassing Kiwi bowler Richard Hadlee’s record for most Test wickets.</p>
<p>The ICC Men’s U19 Cricket World Cup in 2008 saw the Kiwi veterans compete as colleagues; they advanced to the semi-finals before falling to India, the eventual winners.</p>
<p>A few weeks before to the U19 World Cup, Southee had already made his debut for his senior team in the T20I format. In less than a year, he would make his Test debut.</p>
<p>Although Williamson had to wait until 2010 to play in a Test match, he has subsequently advanced quickly across all forms to become one of the best hitters in New Zealand history.</p>


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