He became the second New Zealander to go top of the ICC test batting rankings, after Glenn Turner in 1974 (retrospectively calculated)
He has now scored the most test runs by a New Zealander in a calendar year, 1172, surpassing Brendon McCullum’s 1164 compiled in 2014.
He has scored five test centuries, the most by a New Zealander in a calendar year. This beat the previous record of four jointly held by McCullum and … Williamson. Both of those were also from last year.
Williamson in New Zealand wins in the last two years: 9 matches, 1297 runs, HS 242*, Average 99.76
Williamson’s Test career:
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Batsmen who have the highest average in both test and ODI cricket for their nation. (Min 20 innings): Sangakkara, Williamson.
Southee (13) took the most wickets for a New Zealander in a two test series without taking a five wicket bag.
The unbeaten streak in home tests for New Zealand now stands at 13. The first test of that streak also marked the watershed innings in Williamson’s career.
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