On the third day of the first test at Bay Oval on Tuesday, Kane Williamson struck his second century of the series as New Zealand removed South Africa for 162 before building an already sizable lead to a massive 528 runs.
Williamson scores his second century as NZ builds a 528-point advantage
Despite having a 349-run lead in the first innings and having bundled out the tourists before tea, the hosts decided not to push the follow-on on the inexperienced Proteas, and they will resume on 179 for four on day four.
Williamson became just the fifth player from New Zealand to hit a century in each innings in a test match when he struck 109 off 132 deliveries on another sunny day at Mount Maunganui.
The 33-year-old reached his 34th test half-century off 75 balls and his 31st century with a single through the covers off the 125th delivery he faced, scoring at a rate that seemed to be faster than the other batsmen.
Similar to the first innings, midway through his innings, South Africa’s Edward Moore gave him a life when he dropped a sitter off Paterson at backward square leg. In the subsequent over, Moore made up for his earlier mishap by skillfully diving to dismiss Devon Conway for 29 off the spin of South Africa’s test rookie skipper Neil Brand.