After Kane Williamson, Henry Nicholls has created history by hitting a double century in the second Test against Sri Lanka in Wellington. Williamson and Nicholls have become the 18th pair in the world to score a double century in an innings of Test cricket. Kane Williamson was dismissed for 215, while Henry Nicholls scored an unbeaten 200. On the basis of the wonderful innings of these two players, New Zealand declared their first innings at 580 runs at the loss of 4 wickets. Let us tell you, after winning the first match of this two-Test series, the Kiwi team is leading 1-0.
Kane Williamson hits double century to beat Sri Lanka; equal to Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Ricky Ponting
Earlier in world cricket, it happened a total of 17 times when two batsmen scored a double century in the same innings, this is the first pair of New Zealand to be included in this list. Australian players have done this feat maximum 5 times. At the same time, Sri Lanka has done this four times and Pakistan has done it four times.
Kane Williamson creates history for New Zealand by scoring a hat-trick of centuries, equals Kohli’s record
Ponsford (266) and Bradman (244) were the first pair in the world to score two double centuries in an innings of Test cricket, who did this against England in 1934. At the same time, India is the only pair in this list. Gautam Gambhir and VVS Laxman scored double centuries against Australia in 2008.
The pair who scored two double centuries in an innings-
Ponsford (266) & Bradman (244) – v England, 1934
Bradman (234) & Barnes (234) – v England, 1946
Sobers (365*) and Hunt (260) – v Pakistan, 1958
Lawry (210) and Simpson (201) – vs opposition, 1965
Javed Miandad (280*) and Mudassar Nazar (231) – vs India, 1983
Gatting (207) and Fowler (201) – vs India, 1985
Qasim Umar (206) and Javed Miandad (203*) – v Sri Lanka, 1985
Jayasuriya (340) and Mahanama (225) – vs India, 1997
Ejaz Ahmed (211) and Inzamam-ul-Haq (200*) – Vs Sri Lanka, 1999
Sangakkara (270) and Atapattu (249) – vs Zimbabwe, 2004
Hinds (213) and Chanderpaul (203*) – v South Africa, 2005
Jayawardene (374) and Sangakkara (287) – vs South Africa, 2006
Smith (232) and McKenzie (226) – vs Bangladesh, 2008
Gambhir (206) & Laxman (200*) – vs Australia 2008
Jayawardene (240) and Samaraweera (231) – vs Pakistan 2009
Ponting (221) & Clarke (210) – vs India, 2012
Labushen* (204) and Smith* (200*) – vs BJP, 2022
Williamson (215) & Nicholls (200*) – v Sri Lanka, 2023
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Talking about New Zealand’s innings, there was a record partnership of 363 runs for the third wicket between Kane Williamson and Henry Nicholls. This is the second 300-plus partnership in Test cricket between Williamson and Nicholls and has now become the first New Zealand pair to achieve the feat more than once. With this, this is New Zealand’s 5th highest partnership for any wicket. Earlier, Williamson and Nicholls shared a 369-run partnership against Pakistan in 2021.