Opening batsman Kane Williamson became the second New Zealander to score 100o Test runs in a calendar year when played against Sri Lanka at the University Oval, Dunedin.
Starting his second innings with 992 runs, he scored the remaining 8 runs that were required on the third day of the 1st Test. He scored seven runs and finally smacked a boundary off a Rangana Herath delivery to cross the 1000 run milestone.
Williamson has had a successful 2015. He has been the run-machine for New Zealand as his 1000 run milestone includes 3 centuries and a single double century. The 25-year old is averaging 90.18 runs an innings, with the match against Sri Lanka just his seventh Test of the year.
Kane was dismissed for 88 in the first innings which delayed his milestone race performance by an innings while he also missed out on a century. The only two Tests where he didn’t pile up those runs. First one being against England in their second Test at Headingley where he had both innings for 0 and 6, while the second one was on the eve of the first day/night Test match in Adelaide where he scored just 22 and 2 against Australia.
Williamson also has the third most runs in a calendar year by a New Zealander after scoring 929 runs in 2014.
Captain Brendon McCullum scored 1,164 runs in 2014, which included New Zealand’s first test triple century.