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Stats: Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson pair create new records for New Zealand

Here are all the stats and numbers recorded by Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson during the Wellington Test.

Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor of New Zealand at Basin Reserve. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

Ross Taylor’s double century put New Zealand on the top ahead of the final day in the Wellington Test against Bangladesh. Taylor (200) shared a 172-run stand with Kane Williamson (74) for the 3rd wicket and a 216-run partnership with Henry Nicholls (107) for the 4th as the hosts declared their innings on 432/6. Bangladesh got bowled out for 211 earlier in their first innings and ended the 4th day at 80/3 in the 2nd essay.

Here are all the stats and numbers recorded by Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson during the Wellington Test:

The record pair:

3117Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson pair became the first from New Zealand with 3000 partnership runs in Test cricket. The Williamson and Tom Latham pair (2045) is the only other NZ pair with 2000 partnership runs in this format.

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8 – Number of century partnerships between Williamson and Taylor pair in Test cricket; the most by a New Zealand pair. Tom Latham and Williamson pair have six-century stands between them in this format.


5 – The Williamson and Taylor pair now have five 150+ partnerships between them in Test cricket; the most by a Kiwi pair in this format. BE Congdon-BF Hastings pair and Williamson-Latham pair have four 150+ partnerships in Test cricket apiece.


Rosso gets a record double:

3 – Ross Taylor is only the 3rd New Zealand player to score three Test double centuries. Brendon McCullum scored four double tons while Stephen Fleming also has three 200s in this format.


18 – Number of Test centuries for Taylor; the 2nd most by a New Zealand player. Kane Williamson scored his 20th in the previous game. Taylor went past Martin Crowe’s tally of 17 100s with the 200 in Wellington.


35y 3d – Taylor became the oldest New Zealand player to score a double century in Test cricket. Brendon McCullum was 33 years and 64 days old on the day he reached the last of his four Test 200s.


In a hurry:

5.37 – The Ross Taylor and Henry Nicholls pair added 216 for the 4th wicket from 40.1 overs. Their partnership run-rate of 5.37 is the 2nd highest in a double century stand for the Blackcaps in Test cricket.

During the 2014 Sharjah Test against Pakistan, Williamson and Brendon McCullum pair added 297 for the 2nd wicket in 317 deliveries at a RR of 5.62.


A happy hunting venue for both Taylor and Williamson:

1226 – Runs aggregated by Ross Taylor in Test cricket at the Basin Reserve in Wellington; the most runs at a venue by a New Zealand player and also the most runs scored by any player at a venue in New Zealand.

He surpassed Martin Crowe’s 1123 Test runs also scored at the Basin Reserve. Williamson stands 4th in this list with 1045 runs also here in Wellington. John Wright is the other player ahead of Williamson with 1060 runs at the Eden Park in Auckland.

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