WATCH: Kane Williamson gets run out in bizarre manner against Australia in first Test

Former New Zealand Test skipper Kane Williamson has been run out for the first time in 12 years in the ongoing first Test against Australia in Wellington.

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On day Two of the ongoing first Test between New Zealand and Australia, the Kangaroos started the day with 279/9 on the board. Early in the day, the visitors added another 104 runs before Lunch. The last pair of Josh Hazlewood and Cameron Green put together a total of 116 runs for the last wicket with the latter carrying his bat on 174. 

After the break, the home team started their batting in reply to Australia's 383. In the fifth over, Mitchell Starc removed the ODI vice-captain, Tom Latham. In came the former Test captain and current white-ball captain, Kane Williamson. Two balls later, the 2021 World Test Championship-winning captain got run out as he was trying to get off the mark.

He got tangled with Will Young, who is playing the game due to Devon Conway and colliding. This led to the Marnus Labuschagne hitting the stumps at the non-striking end despite a lot of space at the striker end. While Williamson may have escaped a major injury, he got run out for the first time after 12 years.

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New Zealand is massively behind the game

In reply to the World Test Championship winners' 383, the former champions were in tatters, losing five wickets for 29 runs. At this stage, the likes of Glenn Phillips and wicketkeeper batter Tom Blundell put together 84 off just 86 balls. After this partnership was broken, Phillips and Matt Henry added another 48 off 52 balls. For the visitors, Nathan Lyon took four wickets while Josh Hazlewood took two.

In the end, the home team was bowled out for 179 runs. Despite the lead of 204, the Kangaroos decided to bat again and skipper Tim Southee took two wickets of Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne.

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