New Zealand star Kane Williamson has continued his positive type in Assessments with a surprising double century in opposition to Sri Lanka within the ongoing second Take a look at in Wellington.
The appropriate-handed batsman has been in beautiful type in Assessments in current weeks. In December, he ended his two-year lengthy century drought with an unbeaten double century in opposition to Pakistan in Karachi. It was his first century in Assessments since January 2021.
And he has not appeared again since then. He has now scored centuries in his final three Assessments. Within the ongoing dwelling season, he scored his first Take a look at ton in opposition to England, scoring a positive 132 within the second innings of the Wellington Take a look at.
It was adopted by a surprising knock of 121 in opposition to Sri Lanka in Christchurch the place he guided New Zealand to an exciting last-ball win over the Islanders. And on Saturday (March 17), he continued his good type with one more double century in red-ball cricket.
The previous New Zealand Take a look at captain scored 215 off 295 balls with the assistance of 23 fours and a pair of sixes. He additionally shared an enormous stand of 363 runs with Henry Nicholls for the third wicket earlier than Prabath Jayasuriya ended his very good knock.
After Williamson’s departure, Nicholls went on to finish his double century too as he scored 200 not out earlier than New Zealand declared their innings on 580 for 4.
Kane Williamson equals Tendulkar, Sehwag’s report:
Kane Williamson has now equalled the likes of legendary Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag after scoring his sixth double hundred in Assessments. He has grow to be the seventh participant within the historical past of Take a look at cricket to attain 6 double centuries within the longest format of the sport.
The opposite gamers who’ve achieved this feat are Tendulkar, Sehwag, Marvan Atapattu, Javed Miandad, Younis Khan and Ricky Ponting. Amongst present gamers, he’s solely behind Virat Kohli who has hit 7 double centuries in Assessments to this point. The report is presently held by the legendary Don Bradman who hit 12 double centuries in solely 52 matches.
Here’s a listing of gamers with most double centuries in Assessments:
|Don Bradman (AUS)||52||80||6996||334||99.94||29||13||12|
|Kumar Sangakkara (SL)||134||233||12400||319||57.4||38||52||11|
|Brian Lara (ICC/WI)||131||232||11953||400*||52.88||34||48||9|
|Wally Hammond (ENG)||85||140||7249||336*||58.45||22||24||7|
|Virat Kohli (IND)||108||183||8416||254*||48.93||28||28||7|
|Mahela Jayawardene (SL)||149||252||11814||374||49.84||34||50||7|
|Marvan Atapattu (SL)||90||156||5502||249||39.02||16||17||6|
|Kane Williamson (NZ)||94*||164||8124||251||54.89||28||33||6|
|Virender Sehwag (ICC/IND)||104||180||8586||319||49.34||23||32||6|
|Javed Miandad (PAK)||124||189||8832||280*||52.57||23||43||6|
|Younis Khan (PAK)||118||213||10099||313||52.05||34||33||6|
|Ricky Ponting (AUS)||168||287||13378||257||51.85||41||62||6|
|Sachin Tendulkar (IND)||200||329||15921||248*||53.78||51||68||6|