Former New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson again shone for his country, as the 32-year-old struck a double hundred against Sri Lanka in the 2nd and final match of the series.
On day 2 of the 2nd game at the Basin Reserve, New Zealand, batting first, put 580/4 on the board before declaring the innings. Kane Williamson amassed 215(296), which included 23 fours and two sixes.
With the feat, Kane completed his 6th double-hundred and levelled the feat of Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, and Virender Sehwag for most double hundred in Test cricket.
Notably, Tendulkar, Ponting, Sehwag, Javed Miandad, and Younis Khan have six double-hundreds in their Test career. Further, Williamson is eyeing Virat Kohli‘s feat of seven double-hundreds in red-ball cricket. Australia great Don Bradman tops the chart with 12 200s in just 52 games.
The former New Zealand skipper is in great form as it was his 2nd straight three-figure score, as Kane scored a hundred in the first game against Sri Lanka, which helped his side win a thriller last ball game, resulting in India qualifying for the World Test Championship Finals.
Also, Henry Nicholls scored a double hundred in the ongoing match. He remained unbeaten on 200(240) with 15 fours and four sixes.