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In the ongoing second Test match against Pakistan at the Hagley Oval, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson scripted two illustrious records as he became the fastest Kiwi batsman to register 7,000 runs, and most fifty-plus scores in the longest format of the game.

Williamson surpassed former New Zealand skipper Ross Taylor who previously held the record for fastest to 7,000 runs. Williamson took just 83 games and surpassed former New Zealand skipper Stephen Fleming and Taylor to become the fastest Kiwi batsman to reach 7000 Test runs.

Taylor, however, has scored the most runs for the Blackcaps in Test.

Fleming scored 7,172 runs for the Black Caps in 111 Test while Taylor has scored 7,379 in 105 games respectively.

Williamson also surpassed Fleming to record most fifty-plus scores for the Kiwis in the longest format of the game.

Williamson now holds the record for the most fifty-plus score (56) for the Blackcaps in Test cricket. Fleming, who played 111 Test for New Zealand had 55 fifty-plus scores.

Meanwhile, resuming the day three from 286/3, it was another run-fest for Williamson and Henry Nicholls who stitched a 369-run partnership for the fourth wicket. Nicholls and Williamson also reached the 150-run landmark in the ongoing Test.

Mohammad Abbas got the better of Nicholls while Shaheen Afridi dismissed BJ Watling as New Zealand lost wickets in quick succession.

New Zealand has scored more than 470 runs in their first innings with a lead of more than 170 runs.

(with inputs from agencies)

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