The Sri Lankan team is currently on a tour of New Zealand. New Zealand won the first match of the Test series between the two teams by 2 wickets. The second match of the series begins on Friday (March 17) in Wellington. New Zealand scored 580 for 4 in the first innings. Their former captain Kane Williamson brought up his 6th Test double century on Saturday (March 18). This was his 5th Test double century in the series and also a unique record to his name.
Sher Don Bradman holds the record for scoring the most double centuries at home in his Test career. Bradman has scored a total of 7 double centuries in Test matches at home. Indian legend Virat Kohli is on second place. Virat has scored a total of 6 Test double centuries in his home country. Number three Kumar Sangakkara (K Sangakkara) has also scored 6 Test double centuries at home. Kane Williamson* has reached the fourth position in the list, having achieved this feat 5 times. Australian legend Ricky Ponting is fifth in the list with 5 Test double centuries.
Most double centuries in Tests at home
7 – Don Bradman
6 – Virat Kohli
6 – Kumar Sangakkara
5 – Kane Williamson
5 – Ricky Ponting
Meanwhile, considering this match between the two teams as a whole, it was seen that the New Zealand players gave Sri Lanka a good sweat. Sri Lankan team decided to bowl first after winning the toss, but the bowlers did not perform as expected. Williamson scored 215 off 296 balls for New Zealand in the first innings. While Henry Nicholls () scored an unbeaten 200 runs. After the team scored 580, skipper Tim Southee declared the innings. In reply, Sri Lanka scored 26 for 2 by the end of the second day’s play.
(Kane Williamson made a special record by scoring a double century in the Wellington Test)
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