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New Zealand vs Sri Lanka: Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson be a part of Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman in uncommon Test partnership record

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Sabyasachi Chowdhury

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka: Henry Nicholls and Kane Williamson placed on 363 runs for the third wicket within the second Test at Basin Reserve in Wellington.

New Delhi,UPDATED: Mar 18, 2023 09:55 IST

NZ vs SL: Nicholls, Williamson be a part of Dravid, Laxman in uncommon Test partnership record. Courtesy: Reuters

By Sabyasachi Chowdhury: Henry Nicholls and Kane Williamson, on Saturday, March 18, turned solely the eight pair in Test cricket with two or extra 300 run partnerships in Test cricket. Nicholls and Williamson achieved the feat within the second and remaining Test in opposition to Sri Lanka on the Basin Reserve in Wellington.

Williamson and Nicholls placed on 363 runs on Day 2 of the continued Test and made the Sri Lankan bowlers work laborious. The pair can be the sixth with two 300 plus stands within the purest format. The different pairs are Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara, Don Bradman and Will Ponsford, Michael Clarke and Ricky Ponting, Mohammad Yousuf and Younis Khan, and Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman.

Hashim Amla and Jacques Kallis, and Herschelle Gibbs and Graeme Smith are those with three partnerships of over 300 runs in Test cricket.

Williamson additionally turned the primary New Zealander to attain three tons of in Test cricket in a row two instances in his profession. Later, the 32-year-old went on to attain his sixth double hundred in Test cricket, equalling Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar and plenty of different legendary cricketer’s tally.

Williamson bought to his double hundred off 285 balls, after which he went on to attain 285. The batter tried to step on the fuel and tried to take the assault to spinner Prabath Jayasuriya, however hit the ball straight down the throat of Ramesh Mendis.

Nicholls went on to attain his double hundred off 240 balls, following which New Zealand declared their first innings on 580 for the lack of 4 wickets. On Day 1 of the Test, Devon Conway additionally chipped in with 78 runs off 108 balls.

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sabyasachi chowdhury

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Mar 18, 2023