BJ Watling on Sunday came to be the very first New Zealand wicketkeeper and also 9th overall to rack up a double hundred in Test cricket. Watling accomplished the task on the 4th day of the recurring initial Examination against England at the Bay Oval.The 34-year-old scored played a dazzling knock of 205 runs. His 473-ball inning was studded with 24 fours and a 6. Alongwith left-arm rewriter Mitchell Santner– that likewise scored his highest Test score of 126– Watling stitched a 261-run collaboration for the 7th wicket.The Black Caps’initial innings ended at 615-9 declared– their highest possible total versus England– not long after Watling was captured behind off Jofra Archer.The hosts hold a 262-run lead over Joe Root’s side
, that need to bat for about 115 overs to save the very first match of the two-test series in Mt. Maunganui.Watling, who reached his initial Test double century before tea, went on the assault after New Zealand remarkably appeared again after the break having actually already established a 237-run lead after they bowled England out for 353 on Friday.Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum previously held the record for racking up the highest possible runs by a Black Caps wicketkeeper.
McCullum had actually scored 185 runs against Bangladesh at Hamilton in 2010. Former India captain MS Dhoni holds the document for the highest score by an Indian stumper. Dhoni had actually scored 224 runs versus Australia at Chennai in 2013.
The record for the greatest rating by a wicketkeeper in Examination cricket comes from Andy Flower that had actually racked up 232 not out against India at Nagpur in 2000,
complied with by Kumar Sangakkara who had actually played a knock of 230 runs against Pakistan at Lahore in 2003. For sporting activities news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, go to indiatoday.in/ sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores as well as updates.Do You Such as this Tale? Incredible! Currently share the story< switch title =" Dislike "id =" dislike_count"data-rel=" 01622113"data-tag="dsty"data-type="tale" > Regrettable