Williamson's unbeaten ton boosts New Zealand

KIMBERLEY, South Africa Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:59pm IST

New Zealand's Kane Williamson arrives at the nets during a practice session ahead of their second test against Australia in Hobart December 8, 2011. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz/Files

New Zealand's Kane Williamson arrives at the nets during a practice session ahead of their second test against Australia in Hobart December 8, 2011.

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KIMBERLEY, South Africa (Reuters) - A brilliant undefeated innings of 145 from Kane Williamson propelled New Zealand to 279 for eight after a slow start in the second one-day international against South Africa on Tuesday.

The Black Caps, who won the first game of the three-match series, were asked to bat first by South African captain Faf du Plessis and lost two early wickets after failing to score in the first three overs.

However, a partnership of 127 between Williamson and Grant Elliott (48) changed the momentum of the innings and, despite a middle-order collapse, the hosts will face a target of 280 from their 50 overs.

Earlier, Martin Guptill was dismissed for his second consecutive duck when he fell in the third over to Rory Kleinveldt.

(Reporting by Michael Todt; Editing by Mark Meadows)

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