Nz vs Pak 2nd Test – Kane Williamson’s red hot form continues as NZ skipper slams double century: New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson looks unstoppable at present as he smashed third consecutive 100 plus-score on Tuesday. In the ongoing second Test between New Zealand and Pakistan, Williamson completed his double century. Notably, it is his third triple-digit score in three Test matches.
Interestingly, Williamson has enjoyed phenomenal success in the last couple of months. Other than two back-to-back centuries in the ongoing Test series against Pakistan, the New Zealand skipper was outstanding in the recently concluded series against West Indies, in which Williamson hit a brilliant 251 – his highest individual score in Tests.
It is worth mentioning that Williamson’s Test average in the last one year is staggering 117.
Williamson added another feather to his illustrious cap as he became the fastest New Zealand batsman to register 7000 runs in the longest format of the game on Tuesday.
Williamson achieved the feat in the ongoing second Test match against Pakistan here at the Hagley Oval. New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor, who has scored the most runs for the Blackcaps in Test, had reached the landmark of 7000 runs in 96 matches.
Williamson, on the other hand, took just 83 games and surpassed former New Zealand skipper Stephen Fleming and Taylor to become the fastest Kiwi batsman to reach 7000 Test runs.
Fleming scored 7,172 runs for the Black Caps in 111 Test while Taylor has scored 7379 in 105 games respectively.
On Monday, Williamson surpassed Fleming to record most fifty-plus scores for the Kiwis in the longest format of the game.
Williamson now holds the record for the most fifty-plus score (56) for the Blackcaps in Test cricket. Fleming, who played 111 Test for New Zealand had 55 fifty-plus scores.
NZ vs Pak 2nd Test: Kane Williamson-Henry Nicholls stitch record 369-run partnership
Like Williamson, Nicholls also smashed a century against Pakistan in the second Test as both the batsmen stitched 369-run partnership for the fourth wicket before Nicholls was dismissed for 157. Notably, it is the highest fourth-wicket partnership for New Zealand surpassing the previous best 271-run stand between Ross Taylor and Jesse Ryder.
Overall, it’s the seventh-highest partnership for the fourth wicket.
|AC Voges, SE Marsh||449||Australia||v West Indies||Hobart||10 Dec 2015|
|DPMD Jayawardene, TT Samaraweera||437||Sri Lanka||v Pakistan||Karachi||21 Feb 2009|
|PBH May, MC Cowdrey||411||England||v West Indies||Birmingham||30 May 1957|
|GS Sobers, FMM Worrell||399||West Indies||v England||Bridgetown||6 Jan 1960|
|WH Ponsford, DG Bradman||388||Australia||v England||Leeds||20 Jul 1934|
|RT Ponting, MJ Clarke||386||Australia||v India||Adelaide||24 Jan 2012|
|KS Williamson, HM Nicholls||369||New Zealand||v Pakistan||Christchurch||3 Jan 2021|