Kane Williamson, widely regarded as a batsman suited for the longest format of the game, proved he is good enough for the shortest format, too. The Kiwi proved his mettle by scoring the first-ever century for Northern Knights (Northern Districts) against Cape Cobras in a Champions League Twenty20 group B match in Raipur on Friday.
Northern Knights, who qualified for the main rounds of the Champions League Twenty20, are unbeaten in the tournament and seem to be getting stronger. The Knights scored 206 for five against Cape Cobras, bettering their 170 for six against Lahore Lions in Raipur on September 14. Williamson's 101 not out off 49 balls was the highlight of the match which the Kiwi team won by 33 runs (Duckworth-Lewis method).
Williamson scored is maiden T20 century and in the process became the sixth batsman to record a hundred in the CLT20. David Warner is the only one to post two hundreds in this competition -- both for New South Wales -- 135 not out off 69 balls versus Chennai Super Kings at Chennai on October 4, 2011 and 123 not out off 68 balls against Royal Challengers Bangalore at Chinnaswamy Stadium on October 7, 2011.