Williamson century sets up big win

The BLACKCAPS have wrapped up their 50-over warm up series with a massive 132 run win over Maharashtra in Darwin earlier today.

It is the third and most convincing victory over the Indian domestic side after winning by nine runs and 86 runs earlier in the week.

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Ross Taylor was rested so Kyle Mills was handed the captaincy and got off to the perfect start by winning the toss and electing to bat.

The BLACKCAPS made 322 on the back of a superb 117 by Kane Williamson and then restricted Maharashtra to 189.

Williamson struck 12 boundaries and shared a 141 run partnership with opener BJ Watling (60) before the being retired out with the score on 279 for six.

Wicketkeeper batsman Gareth Hopkins made a brisk 39 off 19 deliveries while Daryl Tuffey once again added value down the order with a belligerent 37 off 20.

Opening bowler Bikane was the best of the Maharashtra attack with three for 55.

The Maharashtra reply never going as they wickets at regular intervals.  Captain Rohit Motwane’s 30 was their top score.

Mills was the chief destroyer taking four for 22 while spinner Jeetan Patel picked up two for 46.

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