One of the features of our Twitter account are posts highlighting events that have happened in our cricketing history on that particular day. After the WHITE FERNS & BLACKCAPS’ performances on November 15 2015, we know that our #OnThisDay feed next year is going to be stacked with records. Here’s a recap of the Statchat that unfolded.
BLACKCAPS v Australia, Second Test, Day 3, The WACA, Perth
- Ross Taylor’s innings is the BLACKCAPS’ first Test double-century against Australia;
- It’s also the first Test double-century at the WACA by a visiting batsman – Hashim Amla made 196 in 2012;
- Ross Taylor passed Martin Crowe’s 188 from 1985 for the BLACKCAPS’ highest individual score in Tests v Australia;
- When he reached 205, Ross Taylor became the 5th BLACKCAPS’ batsman to pass 5000 runs in his Test career;
- He was the second-fastest New Zealander to the mark, taking 120 innings while Martin Crowe achieved it in 117;
- This is Ross Taylor’s 13th Test century, second on the list of most Test centuries for the BLACKCAPS (behind Martin Crowe with 17);
- It was also his 28th international century, making him the BLACKCAPS’ most prolific century-scorer (passing Nathan Astle’s 27);
- Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor put on 265 for the third wicket – the BLACKCAPS’ highest Test partnership for any wicket against Australia;
- The pair also moved their career partnership tally to 2188, making them the highest scoring duo in BLACKCAPS’ history;
- When this series began, Kane Williamson was 11th on the BLACKCAPS’ all-time Test run-scorers list, he’s now moved his tally to 3564 – good enough for 8th spot.
For more the rest of BLACKCAPS’ WACA Test statchat, click here.
WHITE FERNS v Sri Lanka, T20I, Hagley Oval Christchurch
- WHITE FERNS’ highest T20I team score (188/3);
- WHITE FERNS’ biggest T20I winning margin (102 runs);
- The second & third WHITE FERNS to score 1000 career T20I runs (Sara McGlashan & Sophie Devine);
- WHITE FERNS’ highest T20I score against Sri Lanka (Sophie Devine, 54);
- Equal best T20I bowling for the WHITE FERNS against Sri Lanka (Lea Tahuhu, 2-10-4);
- WHITE FERNS’ highest T20I partnership against Sri Lanka (Suzie Bates & Rachel Priest, 82).