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Kane Williamson - Most International Centuries For New Zealand, First New Zealand Player To Score 8000 Test Runs

Kane Williamson recorded the first 8000 Test runs for New Zealand and the most international centuries for New Zealand.

Sandipan Ghosh
Last updated: 19.03.2023
Kane Williamson Most International Centuries For New Zealand First New Zealand Player To Score 8000 Test Runs

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The hosts New Zealand are dominating against Sri Lanka early in the Wellington Test. The double-centuries from Kane Williamson and Henry Nichols helped the hosts to post a big first innings total and take the driving seat of the match. During that first innings, Williamson recorded the first 8000 Test runs for New Zealand and the most international centuries for New Zealand.

Trailing by a 1-0 in the two-match Test series, Sri Lanka chose to field first after winning the toss in the last game of this series. While the no.3 batter Kane Williamson scored 215 runs off 296 balls (23 fours and two sixes), the no.4 batter Henry Nichols scored 200 not out off 240 balls (15 fours and four sixes). Their batting helped the hosts to score 580/4 before the first innings declaration.

At the end of the second day of the Wellington Test, Sri Lanka were struggling at 26/2.

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Most international centuries for New Zealand (minimum 20 centuries)

Player

International 100s (Test+ODI+T20I)

Kane Williamson

41 (28+13+0)

Ross Taylor

40 (19+21+0)

Nathan Astle

27 (11+16+0)

Martin Guptill

23 (3+18+2)

Martin Crowe

21 (17+4)

Tom Latham

20 (13+7+0)

 


Kane Williamson: First New Zealand cricketer to score 8000 Test runs


The leading Test run-scorer for New Zealand, Kane Williamson, became the first Black Caps cricketer to reach the 8000 Test runs milestone. At the end of that innings, the right-handed batter scored 8124 Test runs in 164 innings (94 Tests).

 

Kane Williamson: Second New Zealand cricketer to score 17000 international runs


After Ross Taylor (18199 runs), Kane Williamson became the second New Zealand cricketer to reach the 17000 international runs milestone. He has scored 17142 runs in 402 international innings (342 matches).     


1st time New Zealand experienced 2 double-centuries in a Test innings


Apart from Kane Williamson, Henry Nichols also hit a double ton in that innings. It was the first time New Zealand experienced two double-centuries in a Test innings. Meanwhile, it was the 18th time in Test cricket history to record two double-centuries in a Test innings.

 

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