Kane’s 4th double in NZ run feast
Skipper Kane Williamson smashed his fourth Test double-hundred while Henry Nicholls and Daryl Mitchell notched up centuries to fuel New Zealand’s bid for a 2-0 series sweep in the second and final Test against Pakistan on Tuesday.
Williamson scored 238 and collaborated in a marathon 369-run partnership, a New Zealand record for the fourth wicket, with Nicholls. Williamson then allowed Mitchell to complete his maiden Test century before declaring New Zealand’s first innings on 659/6.
Pakistan, who managed 297 in the first innings, finished the day three on 8/1, still 354 runs behind.
After batting for more than nine-and-half hours during which he hit 28 boundaries, Williamson played a tired shot and departed. Pakistan dropped several catches in the match and were equally sloppy with the ball conceding 64 extra runs.
Brief scores (Stumps, Day III): Pakistan 297 & 8/1. New Zealand 659/6 (K. Williamson 238, H. Nicholls 157, D. Mitchell 102 n.o.)