HAMILTON, New Zealand: Kane Williamson´s mammoth knock got here to an finish at 176 however now not ahead of he had cemented New Zealand´s robust place on day 4 of the deciding Test towards South Africa in Hamilton on Tuesday.
Williamson and in a single day spouse Mitchell Santner each went within the morning consultation as New Zealand took lunch at 397 for 6, a lead of 83 at the first innings.
Morne Morkel, South Africa´s leader destroyer, ended Williamson´s seven-and-a-half hour stand with a brief ball that used to be hooked to lengthy leg the place Vernon Philander held a sensible catch low down.
It ended Williamson´s hopes of a 2d double century however with the 3rd absolute best knock of his profession he ensured New Zealand had a shot at levelling the collection.
His most sensible ratings are an unbeaten 242 towards Sri Lanka two years in the past and 192 towards Pakistan in 2014.
Santner, who joined Williamson when New Zealand misplaced two wickets in two balls past due on Monday, fell within the remaining over prior to lunch for 41 edging Kagiso Rabada to gully fieldsman JP Duminy.
New Zealand resumed the day at 321 for 4 and best added 76 runs as they cautiously constructed their lead in a longer consultation which began 30 mins early to make up for time misplaced to rain.
Williamson confronted 285 balls for his 176, which incorporated 16 obstacles and 3 sixes, and lifted his profession moderate to an outstanding 51.16.
Morkel, who additionally claimed the wickets of Tom Latham and Jeet Raval, has 3 for 90 whilst Rabada has 3 for 109.