New Zealand star Kane Williamson has continued his fine form in Tests with a stunning double century against Sri Lanka in the ongoing second Test in Wellington.
The right-handed batsman has been in stunning form in Tests in recent weeks. In December, he ended his two-year long century drought with an unbeaten double century against Pakistan in Karachi. It was his first century in Tests since January 2021.
And he has not looked back since then. He has now scored centuries in his last three Tests. In the ongoing home season, he scored his first Test ton against England, scoring a fine 132 in the second innings of the Wellington Test.
It was followed by a stunning knock of 121 against Sri Lanka in Christchurch where he guided New Zealand to a thrilling last-ball win over the Islanders. And on Saturday (March 17), he continued his good form with yet another double century in red-ball cricket.
The former New Zealand Test captain scored 215 off 295 balls with the help of 23 fours and 2 sixes. He also shared a huge stand of 363 runs with Henry Nicholls for the third wicket before Prabath Jayasuriya ended his superb knock.
After Williamson’s departure, Nicholls went on to complete his double century too as he scored 200 not out before New Zealand declared their innings on 580 for 4.
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Kane Williamson equals Tendulkar, Sehwag’s record:
Kane Williamson has now equalled the likes of legendary Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag after scoring his 6th double hundred in Tests. He has become the seventh player in the history of Test cricket to score 6 double centuries in the longest format of the game.
The other players who have achieved this feat are Tendulkar, Sehwag, Marvan Atapattu, Javed Miandad, Younis Khan and Ricky Ponting. Among current players, he is only behind Virat Kohli who has hit 7 double centuries in Tests so far. The record is presently held by the legendary Don Bradman who hit 12 double centuries in only 52 matches.
Here is a list of players with most double centuries in Tests:
|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|