Williamson became the first New Zealand batters to score 8,000 Test runs as he marched to his sixth double century, pounding 23 fours and a couple of sixes in the 296-ball innings.
Kane Williamson and Henry Nicholls scored double centuries, participating a cooperation of 363 as New Zealand barked Sri Lanka’s bowling to rack up an assessing 580 for four declared on alternate day of the alternate Test on Saturday.
The sightseer had responded with 26- 2 by the close of play at Wellington’s Basin Reserve and faced an uphill battle to avoid being swept in the two- match series after losing the first Test by two lattices in Christchurch on Monday.
Williamson also scored a century, his 27th in Tests, in the alternate innings of that match. But Saturday’s magnific trouble in the company of Nicholls was an entirely different order of dominance.
After a rain- disintegrated day one, Williamson proceeded on 26 not out with his country 155- 2 and slightly put a bottom wrong until he drilled out in the deep in the late autumn with 215 runs to his name.
The 32- time-old came the first New Zealand batters to score,000 Test runs as he marched to his sixth double century, pounding 23 fours and a couple of sixes in the 296- ball innings.
Nicholls plundered runs at a slightly lower rate at the other end as he worked his way out of a recent form depression with his loftiest Test score of 200 not out. It was the first time two New Zealand batters had scored double centuries in one innings.
Sri Lanka isn’t the first platoon to lament winning the toss and choosing to coliseum on an apparent green top only to watch the Black Caps fur for a couple of days.
Daryl Mitchell scored a quickfire 17 and Tom Blundell 17 not out after Williamson’s departure as New Zealand swung the club to inflate its census before the protestation.
Seamer Lahiru Kumara( 0- 164) of the visiting bowlers suffered the most, but Asitha Fernando and Kasun Rajitha were well into three numbers in the disbenefit column.
Matt Henry wasted little time in showing them how to drift on the track, tempting nature Oshada Fernando into a drive at the ball, which Blundell inhaled up behind the lattices.
Doug Bracewell also celebrated his return to Test justice after a gap of nearly seven times with the gate of Kusal Mendis, who departed for a duck after Doug Conway took a brilliant catch at point.
Skipper Dimuth Karunaratne, who was 16 not out, and nightwatchman Prabath Jayasuriya, unbeaten on four, will renew on Sunday with Sri Lanka a hefty 554 runs in arrears. Know More Cricket News…