Records Williamson can script in the second Test against Pakistan
New Zealand and Pakistan gear up for the second Test, starting January 3. The Kiwis have taken a 1-0 lead in the two-match series and can become the number one ranked side in Tests with a win. Meanwhile, skipper Kane Williamson, who impressed in the first Test, can script several records in the upcoming encounter. We present the same.
Williamson can enter a special club
Williamson got scores of 129 and 21 in the first Test against Pakistan. He registered his 23rd career Test ton to equal the likes of Javed Miandad, Kevin Pietersen, Virender Sehwag, and Justin Langer (23 each). Another century will see the star batsman equal the tally of Mohammad Yousuf, David Warner, and Vivian Richards.
Williamson can enter the 7,000-run club
Williamson needs 123 runs more to reach the 7,000-run mark in Test cricket. If Williamson gets this tally, then he will become only the third Kiwi batsman to achieve this feat after Stephen Fleming (7,172) and Ross Taylor (7,367). The Kiwi skipper can also get past the likes of Don Bradman (6,996), Sanath Jayasuriya (6,973), and Dilip Vengsarkar (6,868) in terms of Test runs.
Williamson can script these records
In the first match, Williamson achieved a record by becoming the maiden Kiwi batsman to notch 1,000 career Test runs against Pakistan. He has accumulated 1,004 runs at an average of 50.20. Williamson is the fourth-highest run-scorer in New Zealand-Pakistan Tests. He needs 56 runs more to surpass Inzamam-ul-Haq's tally (1,059). He can become the first Kiwi to hit four tons against Pakistan.
A look at Williamson's Test career
In 82 Test matches, Williamson has racked up 6,877 runs at an average of 52.90. The right-handed batsman has notched 23 tons and 32 fifties, with a best of 251. He achieved his highest score recently in the second Test against West Indies.