By Andrew Alderson at Old Trafford

Superlatives are starting to feel cheap describing Kane Williamson's batting.

The New Zealand captain stroked another chapter overnight to enhance his place in the country's cricketing pantheon.

This particular fable came at the World Cup in Manchester where the West Indies threatened to snatch victory from the Black Caps in the penultimate over. A Carlos Brathwaite strike came within a metre of sealing the win when Trent Boult plucked a catch at long-on to secure a five-run win.

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But let's wind the match back 98.5 overs.

New Zealand's captain Kane Williamson bats during the Cricket World Cup match between New Zealand and West Indies at Old Trafford in Manchester. Photo / AP
New Zealand's captain Kane Williamson bats during the Cricket World Cup match between New Zealand and West Indies at Old Trafford in Manchester. Photo / AP

Williamson came in to face the second ball

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