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New Zealand vs Pakistan: Kane Williamson breaks several records after scoring a double century.

New Zealand vs Pakistan: New Zealand’s skipper Kane Williamson smashed his fourth test double century against Pakistan during the second test match. Willamson was out on 238 after New Zealand made a gripping lead of 302 runs over Pakistan on Day 3. On the way to his fourth double century, Kane Williamson breaks several records.

Williamson has now over 7,000 runs in test cricket and took the fewest number of innings to reach the mark for New Zealand. He becomes the third batsmen for Kiwis to reach the 7,000 runs mark after Ros Taylor and Stephen Fleming. Both the batsmen, Ros Taylor and Stephen Fleming took more innings than Williamson to reach the landmark.

Kane Williamson and Henry Nicholls amassed 369 runs for the fourth wicket against Pakistan making it the third-highest partnership for New Zealand for all wickets and against all countries. The partnership of 369 runs is the highest fourth-wicket stand for New Zealand against all countries, broke the previous best of 271 runs between Ross Taylor and Jesse Ryder.

New Zealand skipper now has the highest average in the longest format of the game in the last three years among the batsmen who have collected a minimum of 1000 runs. Williamson has an impressive average of 65.74 and Babar Azam is the only batsman behind him having an average of over 60 in the last three years.

Since 2016, Williamson has scored 11 test centuries and is behind Indian skipper Virat Kohli who has 16 tons in test in the last 4 years.

Kane Williamson number 1 Test Batsman:

However, Kane Williamson after his century in the first test match against Pakistan jumps past Virat Kohli and Steve Smith in the ICC Test Batsmen Rankings. His recent double hundred will make his stance more strong in the rankings.

His team New Zealand has now equaled Australia in the ICC Test team ranking. If New Zealand wins the second test, they will rise to number 1 in the test format, even a draw will work for them.

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