Kane Williamson and BJ Watling were so much in the flow of their world record partnership, they appeared surprised to see captain Brendon McCullum waving them in as he declared to set Sri Lanka a target of 390 to win the second test at the Basin Reserve.
New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson mastered Test cricket batting once again after being involved in a world record sixth-wicket partnership of 365 with BJ Watling, to slam the door on Sri Lanka in the second Test in Wellington on Tuesday.
New Zealand`s Kane Williamson was within sight of his first test double century while BJ Watling scored his fourth test ton as the pair took the second test away from Sri Lanka, guiding their side to 445 for five at tea on the fourth day.
Axed from India`s limited overs squads, pace spearhead Ishant Sharma has excused himself from Delhi`s first two Vijay Hazare Trophy (North Zone one dayers) matches citing fatigue after having bowled a lot of overs during the recently concluded Test series in New Zealand.
Former Australian skipper Ian Chappell feels Virat Kohli should replace Mahendra Singh Dhoni as India`s Test captain as the incumbent is defensive and lets the game "meander along like an absent-minded professor strolling in the park".
At a loss of words to explain India`s poor performance, batsman Shikhar Dhawan today conceded that New Zealand have turned the tables on his side in the ongoing second cricket Test but insisted that the visitors still have a chance to not just save but win the match.