Cricket World Player of the Week - Kane Williamson
For his resilient unbeaten century in the final innings, taking New Zealand to a five-wicket win in the second Test against Sri Lanka in Hamilton, Kane Williamson is the Cricket World Player of the Week.
Needing 189 to win the game, New Zealand were rocked by the pace Dushmantha Chameera, who cleaned up the Black Caps top order with his four-wicket haul.
However, Williamson looked solid at handling the short pitch deliveries from Sri Lankan bowlers as he shared a 52-run stand with Brendon McCullum and another unbeaten 47-run partnership with BJ Watling to steer New Zealand home by five wickets.
In the process Williamson brought up his fifth Test hundred in 2015 which is the joint highest with Australian captain Steven Smith and also managed to end the year with an average of over 90.
New Zealand started their first innings well with a 81-run opening stand between Martin Guptill and Tom Latham but it was once again Chameera who surprised them with a five-wicket haul helping Sri Lanka gain a 55-run first innings lead.
However, the biggest turnaround in the game happened in the third innings with Sri Lanka folding out for just 133, losing their last six wickets for just 23 runs.
With the victory, New Zealand completed a 2-0 series win over Sri Lanka. That concludes the performances of the week.
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