Nz vs Pak 2nd Test: Kane Williamson’s red hot form continues as NZ skipper slams double century

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.

Nz vs Pak 2nd Test: Double centurion Kane Williamson becomes fastest New Zealand batsman to register 7000 Test runs

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.

Highest partnership for the 4th wicket
Partners Runs Team Opposition Ground Match Date
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