New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson conjured an epic knock to lead his side out of trouble and over the finishing line against South Africa during a tense chase. The Black Caps were hit by a frequent loss of wickets but Williamson continued to consolidate patiently and calmly guide his team in pursuit of the target of 242 on a tricky pitch.
In light of Williamson’s match-winning century, New Zealand’s spin maestro Daniel Vettori has called his former teammate the greatest ODI player the country has ever seen. Particularly lavishing praise on Williamson’s ability to soak up pressure and help his team win matches, Vettori believed the 28-year-old had all the makings of an all-time legend.
"Kane Williamson has to be New Zealand's greatest ODI player of all time -- and innings like that against South Africa tell you exactly why. He's already there now and by the end of his career his record will far exceed anything we've had in the past or present, he really is that good,” he wrote in a column for the ICC.