New Delhi: New Zealand captain Kane Williamson on Sunday became the fastest and youngest batsman to score Test centuries against all nations during their second Test against hosts Zimbabwe at Bulawayo.
Williamson, 25, hit his 14th Test ton as New Zealand declared their first innings at 582 for four. His 113 off 151 balls included ten fours.
Tom Latham (136) and and Ross Taylor (124*) also hit tons as Kiwi batsmen continued to make merry against a hapless and inexperienced Zimbabwe bowling attack.
Williamson thus became the first New Zealander and the 13th player overall to score a century against all oppositions in Tests.
He took the fewest innings (91) and fewest centuries (14) to reach the landmark. He took the least time from debut (5 years and 277 days) to the reach the milestone.
Gary Kirsten, Steve Waugh, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Marvan Atapattu, Brian Lara, Adam Gilchrist, rickey Ponting, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Jacques Kallis and Younis Khan have already achieved the feat.
But these legends have achieved the feat after crossing 30 years. Former Australia captain Waugh was the oldest, at 38 years and 47 days. And Sangakkara was the previous youngest, at 30 years and 38 days.
The previous fastest to hit tons against all teams was Gilchrist, taking 7 years and 137 days after making debut.