Stats Analysis

Stats - Williamson at the top of the Test charts for New Zealand

Williamson has gone past Ross Taylor to become the all-time highest run-getter for New Zealand in Test cricket

Kane Williamson brought up his 26th Test century; Ross Taylor is the next best for New Zealand with 19  •  AFP/Getty Images

Kane Williamson brought up his 26th Test century; Ross Taylor is the next best for New Zealand with 19  •  AFP/Getty Images

7787 - Runs scored by Kane Williamson in Test cricket. He is now the leading run-getter for New Zealand in Tests, surpassing Ross Taylor's 7683. Williamson overhauled Taylor's tally in 20 fewer matches and 35 fewer innings.
53.33 - Williamson's average in Test cricket is by far the highest for a New Zealand player (minimum 20 appearances). The next best is Martin Crowe at 45.36.
26 - Test centuries for Williamson, the only New Zealand batter with 20-plus centuries. The next best is Taylor with 19. Williamson has five double centuries to his name in Test cricket, the most by a New Zealander. His nine 150-plus scores and 59 fifty-plus scores in the format are also the highest for New Zealand.
3930 - Test runs for Williamson at home - the most by a New Zealand player. He surpassed Taylor's 3905 runs during his century against England in Wellington. Williamson has played 43 Tests in New Zealand, with 32 fifty-plus scores, including 14 centuries, both being the highest.
63.38 - Williamson's batting average in home Tests, the highest for any New Zealand batter with a minimum of 1000 runs. It is also the fifth-highest average for any player with a minimum of 3000 runs at home.
16.06 - Percentage of New Zealand's runs scored by Williamson in the 91 Tests he has played. This is the highest percentage of team runs for a New Zealand batter to have played 50-plus Tests.
9 - Williamson has scored at least one century against all the nine Test teams he has played - Australia (2), Bangladesh (3), England (4), India (2), Pakistan (5), South Africa (3), Sri Lanka (3), West Indies (3) and Zimbabwe (1). He is the only New Zealand player to score hundreds against nine nations in Test cricket and one of the 13 players overall.
2 - Number of players with at least 20 Test appearances for a country with the most runs, fifty-plus scores, centuries, double-centuries and the highest average for their country in Test cricket, including Williamson for New Zealand. Like Williamson, Kumar Sangakkara tops all those lists for Sri Lanka in Test cricket.

Sampath Bandarupalli is a statistician at ESPNcricinfo