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Its easy to picture Kane Williamson as a school head boy. Sean Rodriguez Jersey . Like the best of them, he is extremely talented, has a fine work ethic and seen to be an all-round good bloke.As with all good head boys, Williamson finds himself at the nervecentre of every activity. Team meeting? Call Williamson. Press conference? Williamson will tackle it.There is also the inevitable comparison with his predecessor - Brendon McCullum - to contend with. While McCullum had the class of 2015 rapping to the tune of fearless, attacking cricket, Williamsons imprint is still work in progress.The class of 2016 does not comprise slackers - most of McCullums merry men continue with the good work - but the India tour has proved to be overwhelming for many of them. Martin Guptill has resembled an agonised drifter, while Ross Taylor seems to have gone uncomfortably numb. After the Test series whitewash, the free fall continued in the first ODI in Dharamsala. Who do they call on to arrest it? You hear a chorus, Captain Kane!It is not like Williamson has had it all worked out himself. While he has looked good on different occasions during the tour - never mind the bullying by R Ashwin - he had not managed a century. That is a good place to start, Mike Hesson, the headmaster, may possibly have told Williamson on the eve of the game. And, for heavens sake, win the toss. No pressure, Kane.Hours later, Williamson loses another toss. Minutes later, he watches Guptills bat stay away from the balls path. Seconds later, Williamson walks out. Indias new-ball pair of Umesh Yadav and Hardik Pandya has a skinny leg-side field, and they keep the off side interested by bowling well outside off. Further, the slip goes out to short cover, and a gully is in place to shut down the dab to third man, one of Williamsons strong scoring zones.Williamson, standing on middle and leg stump, moves closer to the off stump. The counter-strategy is to enable him to connect deliveries outside off better, and also create an angle favourable for leg-side play. And so, Williamson flicks and tucks balls that remotely veer towards middle and leg, while flaunting his cover drive when the bowler overcorrects and goes too wide outside off.MS Dhoni is doing everything to seal the off side, especially in front of square on a dull track, but there is the left-hand solidity of Tom Latham to contend with as well. Like many head boys, Williamson has a geeky, loyal sidekick in Latham, who refused to abandon the crease in Dharamsala even as the rest of his mates loped off.The pitch has by now begun misbehaving, and the balls keep low as promised. But Latham is driving and pulling smoothly, as is Williamson, who does so by going down on his knee. At the start of the 13th over, he stays low and bashes Axar Patel through midwicket, and two balls later steps out to loft him over mid-on for six. The next delivery is flat and fast. Williamson lets the ball go past him and taps it on its head past gully. When Wiliamson is not playing these strokes, he is sweeping firmly and wristily. He has scored a half-century, but there is no theatre. The celebrations can wait. New Zealand, though, are breathing more easily at 115 for 1 in 20 overs.That soon changes as Kedar Jadhav dismisses Latham with his Virender Sehwag-esque offbreaks. Jadhavs larger contribution, however, is drawing Taylor out of the dressing room. For the next 10 overs, Taylor is swiping at everything, but mostly air. Attempted cuts are inside-edged and slower ones are missed. The bowlers are now bowling further away from off stump. When one of Taylors desperate swishes lands into the fielders hands, New Zealand have scored only 38 runs in the 10.3 overs since Lathams dismissal.Williamson knows the momentum has been snatched away. The bowling side is on top. He merely looks downwards with one hand on his waist. There is no discernible emotion otherwise. There is Corey Anderson on the comeback trail, and together they attempt to rebuild, brick by brick. As Williamson nears his hundred, the exertions are showing. On a day of unusual injuries - Rohit Sharma later seems to have a bicep cramp - Williamsons forearms are cramping. Massages are given and fluids are administered, literally, as he is not able to hold the bottle.But, Williamson gets back to work, drives crisply to gather the two runs needed for his century. The bat is held up momentarily and the helmet is off, more as a polite thank you than in any sense of accomplishment. Soon, he watches Anderson depart. Not long after, he departs, too, after battling three flanks - Indias tactics, his team-mates inadequacies and his own body.New Zealands last ten overs are a laborious blur and they only just manage a par score. But, as the night comes to a close, the head boy is making his victory speech. 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Ginobili, who turns 36 this month, battled injuries during the season and said he would think about retirement after the playoffs. But he helped the Spurs come within 28 seconds of the championship before falling to the Miami Heat in seven games, and his return ensures the longtime Big Three that includes Tim Duncan and Tony Parker will be in place next season. Details of the contract agreement werent available, but Ginobili figures to take a pay cut from the $14.1 million he made last season as the Spurs highest-paid player. Duncan did the same thing last summer, going from $21.2 million to $9.6 million. Teams can reach agreements with free agents, but contracts cant be signed before July 10. The playoffs were rough in spots for Ginobili, raising more questions about whether the Spurs would be willing to bring him back considering his age and the heavy wear on his legs from international competition with Argentina. He won Olympic gold at the 2004 Summer Games in Athens. Willie Stargell Jersey. Ginobilis regular-season and playoff scoring averages were the lowest since his rookie season in 2002-03. A couple of games in the NBA Finals were plagued by poor shooting and turnovers, including eight in Game 6 when San Antonio coughed up a five-point lead in the final half-minute. Still, Ginobili can be a valuable weapon from the 3-point line, where he shoots 37 per cent for his career, and as a ball-handler who can get in the lane and score or find an opener shooter. Hes averaged 14.9 points, 4.0 assists and 3.9 rebounds in 11 seasons. In last weeks draft, the Spurs chose Livio Jean-Charles and Ohio States Deshaun Thomas to beef up their front line, though Jean-Charles is 19 and isnt expected to play in the NBA for some time. Thomas is expected to battle for a spot on the roster next season. A first-team all-Big Ten selection, Thomas averaged 19.8 points, 5.9 rebounds and shot 34 per cent from 3-point range. 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