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Pakistan and New Zealand, Christchurch, 2021 – Kane Williamson has entered 7000 test runs club

Kane Williamson has entered the club of 7000 test runs as the fastest from his country and also completed the 2nd double hundred in the two consecutive matches.

Last updated: 05.01.2021
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Kane Williamson - (7115 runs 83 tests 54.32 average), 24 centuries, 32 half-centuries and four double hundreds (only Brendon MucCullum has four double hundreds). Kane Williamson has enter the club of 7000 test runs as the fastest from his country and become the third highest number of run-getter for blackcaps after Ross Taylor (7379*) and Stephen Fleming (7172) in their history. The last four innings of Kane Williamson (251, 129, 21 and 238). Captain leading from the front with the routine of scoring back to back double hundreds in the same series. There are two players before Kane Williamson who have scored two double hundreds in the same series (Glenn Turner in 1971-72 has scored 672 runs in 5 tests which featured two double hundreds at an average of 96.00 against West Indies and Brendon MucCullum in 2013-14 has scored 535 runs in 2 tests at an average of 133.75 against India with two double hundreds).


There was only a batsman who had three double hundreds in the one series and that was Sir Don Bradman with (974 runs in 5 tests at an average of 139.14 against England in 1930). After the retirement of Stephen Fleming if there is a captain who has changed the face of New Zealand then it is Kane Williamson who was appointed as the captain of New Zealand in 2016 after the retirement of Brendon MucCullum. Kane Williamson 24 centuries – it is the most number of centuries by any player for New Zealand in tests. In November 2020, Kane Williamson was honoured with Sir Garfield Sobers award for Test Cricketer of the decade and ICC Male Cricketer of the decade. While in the 2019 the series against Bangladesh, Kane Williamson has become the fastest player to reach the milestone of 6000 runs in a test for New Zealand. The first player from New Zealand to go ahead the 900 points barrier in the ICC Test ranking of test batsman. Kane Williamson has scored 1172 test runs in one calendar year in 2015 at an average of 90.15 the most by any New Zealand player and scored 2692 runs in the same year across the formats. The New Zealand captain has entered the club of 7000 test runs during the second test match against Pakistan at Christchurch. The Visitors (Pakistan) were trailing by 1-0 in the series and were invited to bat first in the second game of the series by hosts (New Zealand). With only contribution from Azhar Ali (93) Pakistan has managed to score 297 runs in the first innings before the end of play on day one.


In reply, New Zealand at one stage 72/3 looked in trouble before Kane Williamson and Henry Nicholls added on 369 runs for the 4th wicket to completely take away the game from the visitors (Pakistan). This stand partnership is highest for New Zealand in their history for the 4th wicket. New Zealand has declared their first innings at the score of 659 runs for the loss of 6 wickets. Kane Williamson (238), Henry Nicholls (157) and Daryl Mitchell remained unbeaten (102 runs off 112 balls). With 362 runs in the first innings, Pakistan started the second Innings and they have lost their opener Shan Masood at the score of 3/1 before the end of play of day three. Pakistan is still trailing by 354 runs and are 8/1 with two more days to go in the test match.

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