[WATCH] Kane Williamson’s horrific run-out against Australia in Wellington Test

Kane Williamson was run-out in Test cricket for the first time in 12 years.

Kane Williamson
Kane Williamson. (Image Source: X)

Kane Williamson has no one but himself to blame in the wake of an unfortunate mid-pitch collision with his partner Will Young in the first Test against Australia in Wellington. The senior pro was desperately trying to get off the mark by taking a single.

However, his decision to sprint towards the non-striker’s end backfired after an absolute madness that followed up. During the last ball of the fifth over, the veteran cricketer who was batting on 0, facing only his second ball, tried to push the ball towards the extra cover.

Soon after that, he made up his mind to take a quick single but then his partner Will Young wouldn’t respond. While he was ball-watching, he felt that it was not worthy of a single and even refused to run. By then, Kane Williamson already covered half the distance of the pitch.

Will Young had no option but to run towards the striker’s end but then the duo were involved in a horrific collision. Meanwhile, Marnus Labuschagne collected the red cherry and attempted a direct throw at the stumps at the non-striker’s end.

Since Marnus hit the bull’s eye, Kane Williamson had to walk back to the dressing room without scoring, in what was also his first-ever run-out in 12 years. The video clip of the former New Zealand skipper’s bizarre run-out became a major talking point on the internet.

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Australia in driver’s seat despite losing two early wickets

New Zealand collapsed after Kane Williamson’s dismissal as they were skittled out for 179 in the first innings in response to Australia’s 383. As far as the second innings are concerned, Australia lost two early wickets as Tim Southee got rid of Steve Smith (0) and Marnus Labuschagne (2).

Despite the early setback, the tourists still have an upper hand as they have a lead of 217 runs. At the end of Day 2, Australia posted 13/2 and will be looking to add more runs on the board on the subsequent day in an attempt to draw the first blood in the series.

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