New Zealand’s middle-order batter Henry Nicholls scored the first double-century of his career on Saturday on the second day of the second Test against Sri Lanka. The left-handed batsman scored an unbeaten 200 in 240 balls with the help of 15 fours and four sixes. Also, Kane Williamson (215) also scored a double-century. There was also a record partnership between these two batsmen.
With the help of double centuries from Kane Williamson and Henry Nicholls, New Zealand declared their first innings at 580/4 in 123 overs. Nicholls played the best innings of his career, and with this came a big moment in New Zealand cricket history. This is the first time in New Zealand cricket history that two batsmen have scored double centuries in the same innings. By the way, this is the 18th time in world cricket that two batsmen have scored double centuries in an inning.
Kane Williamson (215) and Henry Nicholls (200*) shared a 363-run partnership for the third wicket in the Test against Sri Lanka in Wellington. Williamson-Nicholls became the first pair of New Zealand to have a partnership of 300 or more runs more than once. Earlier, Williamson and Nicholls shared a 369-run partnership for the fourth wicket against Pakistan in Christchurch.
Henry Nicholls became the fifth batsman to score a perfect 200 for New Zealand. Kane Williamson did this feat against Bangladesh in Hamilton in 2018/19. This was followed by Ross Taylor’s 200 against Bangladesh in Wellington in 2018/19. Devon Conway scored 200 against England at Lord’s in 2021. Then Kane Williamson scored 200 against Pakistan in Karachi last year.
Henry Nicholls is considered one of New Zealand’s most reliable batters. He has scored 2948 runs in 82 innings of 53 Tests at an average of 36.15. This includes 9 centuries and 12 half-centuries.