Watch: BJ Watling hits the deck hard as he falls victim to cramp in hilarious run out

Things just haven't fallen BJ Watling's way this summer.

The Black Cap wicketkeeper-batsman didn't participate in the first Test against the West Indies due to a hip injury, so in his recovery he turned out for Northern Districts in their Ford Trophy match against the Wellington Firebirds instead.

Watling managed to secure himself a century in the match as a batsman only but he threw it all away in hilarious fashion with a run out brought on by cramp.

Watling was on 115 when he set off looking for a cheeky single but halfway down the pitch he started to pull up as his hamstring cramped up, leading him to trip over his right ankle.

As a result, Wellington's Hamish Marshall ran him out with a direct throw at the stumps.

While Watling's innings spearheaded Northern Districts to a five wicket win, it didn't stop him getting a little bit of stick from teammate Tim Southee.

"An amazing innings coming to an even more amazing end!" he wrote on social media.

Watling may line up as a batsman-only again in Northern Districts' match against the the Central Stags in Whangarei tomorrow with first Test hero and debutant Tom Blundell likely to remain the keeper for the second Test in Hamilton.

The Black Caps name their team for the Test, which starts on Saturday, today.


'There's no need to panic' - Windies target Hamilton win after first Test embarrassment

West Indies captain Jason Holder is urging his side to come together in the wake of their innings and 67 run defeat to the Black Caps in Wellington, as the series heads to Hamilton for the second and final Test of the series.

Batting first at the Basin Reserve, the Windies were skittled for just 134 runs, before New Zealand made 520/9 in reply. The tourists were then bowled out for 319 to give the Black Caps an emphatic victory.

Speaking to media after the match, Holder said that his side aren't out of the series.

"I think we've done reasonably well in the year," he said.

"We did some really good things in this Test match as well, there's no need to panic."

"There's a chance to put things right in the second Test match."

Jason Holder is looking to pick his side up after the innings loss to the Black Caps. Source: 1 NEWS


'He was brilliant throughout' – Kane Williamson raves over debutant hero Tom Blundell

Black Caps skipper Kane Williamson has sung the praises of debutant Tom Blundell, after the wicketkeeper made a century on Test debut in the innings and 67-run win over the West Indies in Wellington.

Batting at number eight, Blundell, 27, reached three figures in his first Test match innings, having been called up as a replacement for regular wicketkeeper BJ Watling.

Speaking to media after the win, Williamson said that he was happy with the performance of Blundell.

"He was brilliant throughout," Williamson said.

"To come out and play a knock like he did, in some ways unique in terms of the situation that we were in... it required a lot of hard work."

"He's a mature guy, he's played a lot of cricket, it was great having him in the group - he did really, really well."

Blundell cracked a breathtaking century on debut against the Windies. Source: 1 NEWS