Williamson reaches 1,000 runs for calendar year

DUNEDIN: Kane Williamson became the second New Zealand batsman to score 1,000 test runs in a calendar year on Saturday when he collected the eight he needed on the third day of the first test against Sri Lanka at University Oval in Dunedin.

Williamson, who has scored three centuries and a double century in 2015, started the day on 992 runs and after picking up seven more he achieved the mark with a boundary off Rangana Herath.