Double centuries of Williamson and Nicholas in the New Zealand-Sri Lanka test, rain of records

18 March 2023, 16:20 IST

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Kane Williamson and Henry Nicholls NZ vs SL 2nd Test: In the Wellington Test against Sri Lanka, Kiwi batsmen Kane Williamson and Henry Nicholls set many records by scoring double centuries.

Double century by Kane Williamson and Henry Nicholls: The final match of the two-Test series between New Zealand and Sri Lanka (NZ vs SL 2nd Test) is being played at Wellington. On the second day of the match, New Zealand declared their innings at 580 runs for 4 wickets. After this, by the end of the second day’s play, Sri Lanka had scored 26 runs in the first innings.

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Earlier today (March 18) in this match, Kane Williamson and Henry Nicholls played an excellent innings. Both these Kiwi batsmen scored double centuries today.

Only 48 overs were played on the first day of the Wellington Test. The Kiwi team scored 155 runs for the loss of 2 wickets on the first day. Williamson and Nicholls return unbeaten. After this both started their innings on the second day. Both shared a partnership of 363 runs for the third wicket. Here Kane Williamson was dismissed after scoring 215 runs. Nicholls then took the Kiwis past 550 to complete his double century with Daryl Mitchell and Tom Blundell. He returned to the pavilion unbeaten after scoring 200 runs. This match between Williamson and Nichols set many records.

1) This is the first time for New Zealand to score two double centuries in a Test.

2) This was the 18th time that two batsmen scored a double century in a Test innings.

3) For the first time in New Zealand, two batsmen scored double centuries in a Test innings.

4) 8th 300+ run partnership in Test cricket.

5) The 363-run partnership between Williamson and Nicholls is the 5th highest partnership for New Zealand.

6) After this innings, Williamson completed 8000 runs in Test cricket. He became the first Kiwi batsman to do so.

7) With this, Kane Williamson became the batsman with most hundreds (41) for New Zealand in international cricket. He broke the record of Ross Taylor (40).


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