BJ WATLING

  • 3rd Test: Mohammad Hafeez century spurs Pakistan to 281/3 on Day 1 November 26, 2014

    Sharjah: Opening batsman Mohammad Hafeez carried his bat through the first day in smashing an unbeaten 178 and spurring Pakistan to 281 for 3 against New Zealand in the third and decisive Test on Wednesday. Hafeez, recovered from a niggly hamstring which sidelined him from the drawn second Test, cracked 23...
  • Corey Anderson's 80 earns New Zealand slender lead over Pakistan A November 4, 2014

    Sharjah: New Zealand's top order batsmen faltered against Pakistan A before Corey Anderson smashed a half century to give the visitors a slender lead of 29 runs on the second day of their three-day warm-up match on Tuesday. Left-arm fast bowler Neil Wagner had opening batsman Shan Masood caught at second...
  • As it happened: Hobart Hurricanes vs Northern Knights September 23, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) New Zealand's Northern Knights will look to continue their winning momentum when they face an upbeat Hobart Hurricanes from Australia. It will also be a battle between Northern's Kane Williamson, whose copybook skills will be pitted against unorthodox pyrotechnics from Hurricanes'...
  • India bowlers squandered winning positions in two of last four Tests February 18, 2014

    India are winless in 2014, and while that remains a surprise in ODI cricket for the current World Cupholders, on at least two occasions in the last four Tests, Indian bowling failed to respond when the batsmen had put the side in a winning position. It happened once each on India's...
  • Proud BJ Watling relished grinding India with a century February 17, 2014

    Wellington: The cricketing cliche of taking each ball on its merits and then switching off to deal with the next was never more appropriate on Monday as Brendon McCullum and BJ Watling batted New Zealand into a strong position in the second Test against India. The hosts were 571 for six...
  • As it happened: India vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 4 February 17, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brendon McCullum (281*) struck his second double ton of the series in a world record stand with BJ Watling (124) as India could take just one wicket on Day 4 of the 2nd Test, which ended with NZ 325 runs...
  • One partnership was the key for us: NZ assistant coach February 16, 2014

    Wellington: Heaping praise on Brendon McCullum and BJ Watling for their spirited batting in the ongoing third Test against India, New Zealand's assistant coach Bob Carter on Sunday said their effort has given the home team "a lot of heart" to fight the tough battle of survival in the match. The...
  • 2nd Test: McCullum ton erases India's lead on Day 3, NZ 6 runs ahead February 16, 2014

    New Zealand pressed the undo button on India's big 246run lead on Saturday to move to 252 for 5, standing six runs ahead at close of play on day three of the second Test thanks to Brendon McCullum's ninth Test century and his 158run unbroken stand with BJ Watling. The...
  • We need to fight back to deny India a win in the 2nd Test: Watling February 15, 2014

    Wellington: New Zealand wicketkeeperbatsman BJ Watling admitted that a long, hard battle lies ahead of their batsmen in the second Test against India after the visitors took a formidable 246run first innings lead, riding on Ajinkya Rahane's maiden Test ton on Saturday. "It was not really an ideal day for us....
  • 2nd Test: Taylor century lifts New Zealand on Day 1 December 11, 2013

    Wellington: Ross Taylor scored his 10th Test century and surpassed 4,000 career runs to anchor New Zealand's 307 for 6 at the close of play on the first day of the second Test against the West Indies at the Basin Reserve on Wednesday. Taylor, who scored a careerbest 217 not out...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 4 October 24, 2013

    Day 3 Roundup: Corey Anderson's maiden century and halfcenturies by tailenders BJ Watling and Ish Sodhi lifted New Zealand to 4198 and a 137run lead over Bangladesh on the third day of the second Test on Wednesday. New Zealand, who have never lost a Test to Bangladesh, were almost in...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Day 3 October 11, 2013

    CLICK HERE for Live Score from Day 3 of the first Test between Bangladesh and New Zealand. Day 2 Roundup: Bangladesh started the day by taking two wickets in two overs but BJ Watling and Trent Boult's resistance down the order propelled New Zealand to 469 all out. Watling scored 103...
  • 1st Test: BJ Watling century puts New Zealand on top October 10, 2013

    Chittagong: Mominul Haque smashed a halfcentury to help Bangladesh recover from the quick loss of two wickets and reach 1032 at stumps on the second day of the first Test on Thursday. In response to New Zealand's first innings' 469, Bangladesh made a sluggish start but Haque's stormy batting brought Bangladesh...
  • New Zealand wicketkeeper BJ Watling ruled out of Headingley Test May 22, 2013

    Leeds: New Zealand wicketkeeper BJ Watling was ruled out Wednesday of the second and final Test against England at Headingley starting Friday. Watling injured his knee during New Zealand's 170run first Test defeat at Lord's last week. New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum, who deputised behind the stumps at Lord's, will keep...
  • Brownlie, Watling hit halfcenturies in opener May 4, 2013

    Derby: New Zealand made a promising start to their tour of England as Dean Brownlie and BJ Watling scored halfcenturies in their opening match against Derbyshire on Saturday. The tourists are warming up for their Test series against England, which starts at Lord's on May 16, and they recovered from a...
  • 2nd Test: South Africa crush New Zealand by an innings and 193 runs January 14, 2013

    Port Elizabeth: South Africa crushed New Zealand by an innings and 193 runs on Monday after the tourists were bowled out for 211 in their second innings before lunch on the fourth day of the second Test. Dale Steyn took three wickets and Morne Morkel claimed two in the morning session...
  • 1st ODI: WI annihilate NZ by 9 wickets July 6, 2012

    Kingston, Jamaica: Fast bowler Andre Russell claimed 445 as West Indies limited New Zealand to 190 for 9 off 50 overs which West Indies chased with ease riding on the halfcenturies by Chris Gayle and Dwayne Snmith in the first oneday cricket international at Sabina Park on Thursday. Spinner Sunil Narine...
  • NZ's Watling expects spin barrage in Caribbean June 26, 2012

    Hamilton: New Zealand wicketkeeper BJ Watling is expecting the pitches in the Caribbean to offer a lot of turn, leading to guarded optimism about New Zealand's chances ahead of their tour of the West Indies next month. West Indies have potentially five spinners vying to make it to the squads to...
  • New Zealand give van Wyk Test debut March 6, 2012

    Wellington: New Zealand will give South Africanborn wicketkeeper Kruger van Wyk his Test debut against the Proteas on Wednesday after a hip injury sidelined regular gloveman BJ Watling. Black Caps physiotherapist Paul Close said a problem with Watling's right hip joint meant he was unable to play in the first Test...
  • South Africa chase No. 1 ranking vs New Zealand March 6, 2012

    Dunedin: South Africa will press their claim to the No. 1 Test ranking when they begin a threematch series against New Zealand from Wednesday. Ranked No. 2 behind England, South Africa have already demonstrated their superiority over eighthranked New Zealand in shorter formats, winning the Twenty20 series 21 and the oneday...
  • McCullum believes in Watling's keeping skills January 25, 2012

    Napier: New Zealand opening bat Brendon McCullum has backed BJ Watling as the side's wicketkkeeper ahead of the oneoff Test against Zimbabwe at Napier on Thursday. McCullum who kept for New Zealand for 51 Tests before deciding to play as a specialist batsman felt that Watling has the perfect chance...
  • Watling eyes Test spot with 84 in tour game January 21, 2012

    Gisborne: BJ Watling topscored with 84 for a New Zealand XI on Saturday's opening day of the threeday match against Zimbawe, boosting his chances of being wicketkeeper in next week's oneoff Test. The New Zealand XI includes two South Africanborn wicketkeepers Watling and the uncapped Kruger van Vyk to...