Jamieson took five for 31 while Neil Wagner (2 for 40), Trent Boult (2 for 47) and Tim Southee (1 for 64) took the remaining five wickets. The Kiwi bowlers tested Kohli’s concentration by consistently bowling outside the off-stump while Rahane tempted him to play a pull shot by bowling short pitch deliveries to him.
Southampton. tall fast bowler Kyle Jamieson He took five wickets in an innings for the fifth time in his eighth Test, helping New Zealand world test championship (WTC) scored 36 for no loss till tea hour after India were bundled out for 217 on the third day of the final here on Sunday. The Indian bowlers did not get the swing like the Kiwi bowlers but they used the seam well. However, the opening pair of New Zealand did not give any chance to the Indians and held both ends for 21 overs. New Zealand scored 101 for two in their first innings on the third day of the World Test Championship (WTC) final in reply to India’s 217 on Sunday. In this way, New Zealand’s team is now 116 runs behind India while it has eight wickets left. Captain Kane Williamson was playing on 12 when the stumps were uprooted while Ross Taylor is yet to open the account. India started the game ahead of 146 for three in the morning but lost the remaining seven wickets within 71 runs. The credit for this goes to New Zealand’s fast bowlers and captain Kane Williamson who laid a net well for the Indian batsmen, especially skipper Virat Kohli (44 off 142 balls) and vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane (49 off 119 balls).
Jamieson took five for 31 while Neil Wagner (2 for 40), Trent Boult (2 for 47) and Tim Southee (1 for 64) took the remaining five wickets. The Kiwi bowlers tested Kohli’s concentration by consistently bowling outside the off-stump while Rahane tempted him to play a pull shot by bowling short pitch deliveries to him. Meanwhile, Williamson’s frequent changes in bowling did not give the Indians an opportunity to understand any bowler. India started playing at 146 for three in the morning and added 65 runs for four wickets in the first session to take the score to 211 for seven by lunch. India’s tail batsmen could not last long in front of the new ball. New Zealand ended the Indian innings by taking the remaining three wickets within 19 balls and six runs after lunch. It was not easy to bat as it was cloudy. Kohli could not add a single run to his score yesterday. His teammate Jamieson from Royal Challengers Bangalore got him in a lot of trouble. Boult and Jamieson continued to bowl for him outside the off-stump and Kohli, sensing his strategy, kept dropping these deliveries. In such a situation, the ball from Jamieson’s excellent length hit his pad and the umpire’s finger was raised.
Kohli also lost DRS on this. Rishabh Pant (four) made no run for 19 balls and then hit a four at midwicket. Two balls later, he caught Latham at third slip in an attempt to drive off an angled delivery from Jamieson. After breaking the 61-run partnership with Kohli, Rahane felt that the run-rate needed to be increased. He played some good shots. Rahane pulls Wagner’s ball with wrong timing but is saved. Wagner again bowled a short pitch and this time he caught Latham at square leg. Rahane missed a half-century after falling into the trap of playing a pull shot. Ravichandran Ashwin (22 off 27 balls) made some useful runs but was dismissed by Tim Southee (1 for 64) just before lunch. Jamieson completed the five-wicket haul by dismissing Ishant Sharma (four) and Jasprit Bumrah (nil) while Boult ended the Indian innings by dismissing Ravindra Jadeja (15).
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