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By notching up a double-century in opposition to Sri Lanka within the second Take a look at, New Zealand’s ace batsman Kane Williamson surpassed England’s Joe Root within the record of most Take a look at double-tons amongst energetic cricketers. Williamson, with six double a whole lot, now stands second within the record, simply after India’s Virat Kohli who has achieved the feat seven instances.
Whereas Joe Root has scored 5 double-centuries, Australia’s Steven Smith has reached the 200-run mark 4 instances in Exams. The fifth spot is shared by Bangladesh’s Mushfiqur Rahim and India’s mainstay Cheteshwar Pujara, who’ve three double tons to their identify.
Scoring 215(296) in opposition to Sri Lanka, Williamson, on Saturday, March 18, additionally grew to become the primary cricketer from his nation to attain 8000 Take a look at runs. He additionally grew to become the joint third-fastest non-Asian batsman to achieve 8000 Take a look at runs, thereby equaling Brian Lara and Matthew Hayden.
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