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Record-equalling Williamson ton puts NZ on top

HAMILTON: A record-equalling Test century by Kane Williamson on Monday put New Zealand in charge of the third Test against South Africa and had them talking of victory in Hamilton. At stumps on the third day, New Zealand were 321 for four, leading South Africa by seven runs with Williamson -- who equalled Martin Crowe's record of 17 Test centuries for the Black Caps -- not out on 148 with Mitchell Santner on 13. It was a remarkable fightback by a side completely outclassed in the second Test when they were beaten by…

New Zealand thrash Pakistan in first Test

CHRISTCHURCH: A Kane Williamson half century saw New Zealand snap a four-Test losing streak when they beat Pakistan by eight wickets Sunday in the first Test at Hagley Oval, Christchurch. A low-scoring match was wrapped up inside eight sessions after the first day's washout, with Williamson's second innings 61 -- his 24th Test 50 -- the top score of the match. Set 105 to win after Pakistan were all out for 171 in their second innings on the morning of the fourth day, Williamson lost his wicket with the scores level,…