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Five wickets in an innings is an awesome, says Sr. Jamieson

BIPIN DANI

New Zealand’s tallest cricketer Kyle Jamieson’s father Michael Jamieson, also a club cricketer at 52 in Auckland, specially flew to Wellington to witness son’s debut Test. He was not scheduled to travel to Christchurch until his son was sure to play the second Test.

Five wickets in an innings is an awesome, says Sr. Jamieson

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“We took the chance and flew to Christchurch on the morning of the Test start,” he said over telephone from the ground.

“The final team was only confirmed at the toss on Saturday morning. We knew it was down to either Kyle or Ajax (Ajaz Patel) due to the return of Neil Wagner and that the pitch condition would ultimately decide who would play.”

The 25-year-old right arm fast bowler made a day for his family when he grabbed five India wickets.

“5 wickets in an innings at any stage of your career is an awesome achievement. To do so early in your career helps a player to believe that they are more than capable of competing at this level,” says father.

“Batters value hundreds and bowlers value 5 wickets in an innings and 10 in a match,” he further added.

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