Veteran New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman BJ Watling has announced that he will retire from all forms of the game after Kiwis’ tour of England next month. New Zealand will play two Tests against England, which will be followed by the World Test Championship (WTC) final to be held from June 18 to 22 in Southampton.
A Captain’s knock from Brendon McCullum and a timely return of form of BJ Watling helped New Zealand to turn the tables in the Wellington Test. The hosts who were trailing behind by 222 runs at the start of Day 3 find themselves into the lead by 6 runs with five second innings wickets left. The match is still in favour of India but not by much!
A full day’s play at the Shere Bangla National Stadium on Wednesday saw the Kiwis taking control of the Second Test through a solid batting performance. After two rain-affected days, the Test match moved forward in New Zealand’s favour with the tourists piling up a total of 419 for 8.
New Zealand after their first innings horror are facing a second consecutive innings defeat against the Proteas. The visitors lost four wickets in their first innings and four more in their second innings during the third day’s play of the Second Test at the St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth.
A superb partnership between centurion Tillakaratne Dilshan and Angelo Mathews saw Sri Lanka clinch the rain-affected Third ODI at Pallekele by 7 wickets. The hosts have now got a 2-0 lead in the 5-match ODI Series.