Kane Williamson claims pole position in Test rankings
Williamson's unbeaten knock of 108 ensured that New Zealand won the second Test against Sri Lanka by five wickets which gave them a 2-0 series victory.
This is the first time that Williamson has reached the pinnacle of the Test rankings and currently sits on 889 points with a three-point lead over the second placed Joe Root.
With 1172 runs from eight Test matches in 2015, Williamson has a batting average of 90.15 - the best among the top ten run scorers this year.
His tally of Test runs is also the most runs by a New Zealand batsman in a calendar year going past Brendon McCullum’s record of 1164 runs in 2014.
Across all the three formats of the game, Williamson has 2633 runs in 2015 at an average of 65.82 with eight hundreds and 13 fifties from 45 innings.
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