CricketNZ vs SL Test: Kane Williamson Scores 6th Double Ton, NZ Posts 580/4 Against Weary SL
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On the second day of second test against Sri Lanka, Kane Williamson scored his 28th career 100 and 6th career double hundred. It was his 3rd hundred in four test innings, it will be not wrong to say that he prefers Sri Lanka as an opposition, averaging over 78 against them.

New Zealand had all things to cheer for on day 2 of second test match, they scored a mammoth 580/4 runs on board, resuming from 155/2, the pair of Williamson and Henry Nicholls added 371 runs partnership for the third wicket. It was second 350 runs partnership between the duo.

When home season started from New Zealand, Kane Williamson didn’t look well settled, scoring 6, 0, 4, in first three innings of home test season. However, his 132 at Basin Reserve was a treat to watch.

An innings of inspiration that came when New Zealand was asked to follow on, and his innings worked wonders for New Zealand as they went on to win the second test match against England by 1 run.

Williamson has always been in his best form when batting in home conditions. A rather very humble, generous and not so much expressive guy, he does his job in most profound manner, always putting team first in his plans. A few days ago, captain Tim Southee said that he (Kane Williamson) was the sort of guy you leaned on from young age.


Alongside Williamson, Henry Nicholls showed his batting standard in this match. He scored his first double century in 53rd test match of his career, he was not performing upto his standards in last few matches and it was quite needed from him to step up his game which he did in this test match.

Williamson averages 66 in home conditions, it is his favourite place to bat to. But the class of this player sets him apart from other top batters. When we talk about Fab four in ongoing test matches, Williamson stands above his counterparts.

Virat Kohli scored 180 against Australia but it was a hundred after 3 years, Joe Root made significant 153 and 95 in his last test match, it ended in losing cause. Steve Smith couldn’t even touch 40 mark in 7 innings against India.