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Top 3 batting performances of BJ Watling in Tests

BJ Watling, a wicketkeeper batter par excellence, has a unique journey that adds to his cricketing prowess. Born in South Africa, he made New Zealand his home at the age of 10. His cricketing journey is marked by brilliant stump-outs, great catches, and some fantastic batting performances that have steered his team to victory. With nearly 75 Test matches under his belt, he has amassed 3790 runs at an impressive average of 37.52.

Let’s discuss the top three batting performances of BJ Watling in Tests:

1. 205 vs England

Top 3 batting performances of BJ Watling in Tests
vs England

In the 1st Test match against England, BJ Watling scored 205 runs in 473 balls, including 24 boundaries and one six in the 1st innings, which helped them score 615 runs. They took the lead by a considerable margin, which helped them win the game by an innings and 65 runs. Watling was awarded the Player of the Match for his brilliant score and for taking five catches in the tournament.

2. 142 vs Sri Lanka

Top 3 batting performances of BJ Watling in Tests
vs Sri Lanka

The 2nd Test match against Sri Lanka was a good game as Watling scored his 2nd highest runs in Test cricket. In the 2nd innings, in 333 balls, Watling scored 142 runs, along with nine boundaries and one six. He played amazingly against the Lankan Lions, which helped New Zealand win the match by 193 runs.

3. 124 vs India

Top 3 batting performances of BJ Watling in Tests
vs India

In the second innings of the Test match against India, Watling scored a fantastic 124 runs in 367 balls, including 13 boundaries. Along with him, Brendon McCullum scored a triple century and Jimmy Neesham scored a century as they hammered the Indian bowling attack. Fortunately for India, New Zealand couldn’t win the match and the game ended in a tie. 

 

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