Kyle Jamieson’s five-wicket haul dismantles India on the first day
Kyle Jamieson has just joined the second Test of his career. However, the famous batting lineup like India have been destroyed in front of his bowling.
He took five wickets. Virat Kohli-led India were dismissed for just 242 runs in the first innings of the second Test. New Zealand finished the first day with 63 runs without a wicket. They are still behind by 179 runs.
The two sides faced off in the second and final of the two-match Test series at Christchurch on Saturday morning (February 29). The hosts, who won the toss and elected to field.
However, India were vulnerable from the start of the innings. Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal scored 30 runs in the opening pair. Agarwal was dismissed by Trent Bolt after scoring 7 runs. Cheteshwar Pujara and Shaw then made a good partnership of 50-runs in the second wicket. But after half a century (54), Shaw became the first victim of Jamieson.
Then Pujara and Hanuma Vihari saw half-centuries but India lost wickets at regular intervals. Kohli failed in batting again after the first Test failure. He got out by LBW scoring just 3 runs. Tim Southee took his wicket. Vihari scored a maximum of 55 runs. Pujara scored 54 runs.
Jamieson, who made his debut in the previous Test, took 5 wickets for only 45 runs in 14 overs. Boult and Southee got two wickets each. Neil Wagner took one wicket.
In reply, the New Zealand openers finished the rest of the day comfortably. They finished the day trailing by just 179 runs with 10 wickets in hand. Tom Latham (27) and Tom Blundell (29) will resume the day 2 play tomorrow.