Black Caps skipper Kane Williamson has sung the praises of debutant Tom Blundell, after the wicketkeeper made a century on Test debut in the innings and 67-run win over the West Indies in Wellington.
Batting at number eight, Blundell, 27, reached three figures in his first Test match innings, having been called up as a replacement for regular wicketkeeper BJ Watling.
Speaking to media after the win, Williamson said that he was happy with the performance of Blundell.
"He was brilliant throughout," Williamson said.
"To come out and play a knock like he did, in some ways unique in terms of the situation that we were in... it required a lot of hard work."
"He's a mature guy, he's played a lot of cricket, it was great having him in the group - he did really, really well."