Kane Williamson plays for New Zealand© AFP
new zealand star batsman Kane Williamson New Zealand played a brilliant double-century winner in their second Test match against Sri Lanka at the Wellington Basin Reserve. After batting 121 for victory in the first Test, Williamson continued his stellar form with 215 runs from 296 overs, in the process reaching a double-century record in Test cricket. 6.As such, he is currently tied for fifth on the all-time double-centurion list with the legend Sachin Tendulkar, Wieland Sevager and Ricky Ponting. Sir Donald Bradman tops Test with 12 double centuries, while former Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sanjakara 2nd with 11.
Williamson also topped the 8,000 mark in Test cricket with an impressive average of 54.89, even on par with the Indian star VillacolliHis record of 28 centuries is due to his superb innings.
The Blackcaps claimed their first innings with a stunning 580-4 record before cutting Sri Lanka to 26-2 stumps on the second day, giving the visitors the prospect of a draw in the two-match series very slim.
An in-form Williamson scored 215 points, Nichols hit a career-best 200 and the duo’s 363 threes almost sent Sri Lanka out.
Their partner, the fifth-highest of any New Zealand combination, became the first batsman in the country to reach 200 in the same innings.
Sri Lankan captain Dimuth Karunaratne Sunday and Night Watch to resume on 16th Paba Jayasuriya Still four points, the deficit was a staggering 554 points.
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