New Zealand right-arm fast bowler Kyle Jamieson has been a revelation ever since making his international debut for his country against India in February 2020.
The lanky pacer grew from strength to strength by taking his bowling to the next level. Jamieson unleashed his bowling potential during the home Test series against Pakistan.
In the first Test match at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui, the 26-year-old pacer took 3 wickets in the first innings and then followed it up with 2 more wickets in the second innings.
After making a good impression in the first match, the fast bowler continued his sheer dominance even in the second Test match which took place at Bay Oval in Christchurch.
Jamieson bowls an inswinger to dismiss Rizwan
Kyle Jamieson was the pick of the bowlers for the hosts in the second match. He took a record 11 wickets in the match and shattered the Pakistan batting attack into pieces. The fast bowler took 5 wickets in the first innings and then took 6 wickets in the second innings. This goes to show his bowling credentials and he is clearly the future of New Zealand cricket.
After posting 297 in the first innings, Pakistan allowed the hosts to take control of the game. Kiwis responded with 659/6. In reply, Pakistan lacked the teeth to counter-attack the hosts.
Jamieson did enough carnage as Pakistan’s top-order fell prey to Jamieson’s bowling. Jamieson dismissed the likes of Shah Masood, Abid Ali, Azhar Ali, Haris Sohail.
They kept on losing wickets at regular intervals. While the visitors were stuttering at 88 for the loss of 5 wickets, Kane Williamson once again brought Kyle Jamieson into the attack. Jamieson bowled a sensational delivery to get rid of Pakistan skipper Mohammad Rizwan.
Rizwan who was batting on 10 off 18 balls with the help of 2 fours to his name might not have expected that sort of delivery from Jamieson. The lanky pacer delivered a terrific in-swinger and made a complete mess of the Pakistan skipper’s stumps.
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Kyle Jamieson – Star of the Match
The young pacer made a sensational impact in the second Test as he accounted for 11 dismissals to his name. Rightly so, he has adjudged the man of the match for his bowling display. New Zealand captain Kane Williamson scored a terrific double-century (238) in the first innings.
Henry Nicholls scored a magnificent 157 while Daryl Mitchell scored 102* to help the hosts post a gigantic total. In reply, Pakistan was bundled out for 189 as the hosts won by an innings and 176 runs. New Zealand comprehensively completed a 2-0 clean sweep over the visitors.
Kane Williamson was named the player of the series for his batting masterclass. The skipper scored a stellar century in the first Test match at Bay Oval where he was named the man of the match in the game.