Kane Williamson and Henry Nicholls: The last match of the two-match Test series between New Zealand and Sri Lanka is being played in Wellington. Here on the second day, where New Zealand declared their innings on a mammoth score of 580 runs losing 4 wickets, Sri Lanka took two wickets in the first innings till stumps. By the end of the day’s play, Sri Lanka scored 26 runs losing 2 wickets. Today, the most attractive innings of Kane Williamson and Henry Nicholls were in this match. Both these Kiwi batsmen scored double centuries today.
Only 48 overs were played on the first day of the Wellington Test. The Kiwi team had scored 155 runs losing 2 wickets on the first day. Williamson and Nicholls returned to the unbeaten pitch. On the second day, both of them extended their innings. There was a 363-run partnership between the two for the third wicket. Here Kane Williamson got out after scoring 215 runs. After this, Nicholls, along with Daryl Mitchell and Tom Blundle, took the Kiwi team past five and a half hundred and completed their 200 runs. He returned to the pavilion unbeaten after scoring 200 runs. These innings of Williamson and Nicholls made many records in this match.
1. This was the first time that two double centuries came in the same Test for New Zealand.
2. This was the 18th time that two batsmen scored double centuries in a Test innings.
3. For the first time in New Zealand, two batsmen scored double centuries in a Test innings.
4. 300+ runs partnership for the 8th time in Test cricket.
5. The 363-run partnership between Williamson and Nicholls is the 5th highest partnership for New Zealand.
6. Due to this inning, Williamson completed 8000 runs in Test cricket. He is the first Kiwi batsman to achieve this feat.
7. With this, Kane Williamson became the batsman to score the most centuries (41) for New Zealand in international cricket. He beat the record of Ross Taylor (40).
8. It was the 5th century at home grounds in Test cricket. Here he equaled Ricky Ponting. In this case only Virat Kohli (6), Sangakkara (6) and Don Bradman (7) are ahead of him.
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