UK, June 20 (ANI): New Zealands Kyle Jamieson successfully appeals for the wicket of Indian skipper Virat Kohli during the third day of the World Test Championship final match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton on Sunday.
UK, June 20 (ANI): New Zealands Kyle Jamieson successfully appeals for the wicket of Indian skipper Virat Kohli during the third day of the World Test Championship final match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton on Sunday.
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New Zealand bowler Kyle Jamieson ran through India's batting, picking up five wickets for 31 runs in the first innings of the World Test Championship final in Southampton.

The tall seamer claimed the most important wicket of Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who was looking in sublime touch. He also got wickets of Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah.

Jamieson on Sunday also broke an eight-decade-old New Zealand record. With Pant's wicket, he became the seamer to take most wickets for New Zealand after playing eight test matches. He got past Jack Cowie who played cricket in the 30s and 40s for the Kiwis.

Most wickets for New Zealand after first eight Test matches

44* - Kyle Jamieson (2020-2021*)

41 - Jack Cowie (1937-1949)

38 - Shane Bond (2001-2003)

33 - Doug Bracewell (2011-2012)

32 - Hedley Howarth (1969)

Meanwhile, Twitter users applauded Jamieson for giving a hard time to the Indian batters and reducing them to a meagre 217 in their first innings. "Jamieson is such a star. Not just a tall hit-the-deck bowler. Swung it beautifully. Already looking like the go-to bowler," said senior commentator Harsha Bhogle. "His (Jamieson) rise in international cricket has been meteoric," said commentator and columnist Ayaz Memon.

Check out Twitter reactions below:

Earlier, New Zealand had won the toss and opted to bowl first in the WTC final against India. Day 1 of the WTC final was abandoned due to rain and Day 2 also saw the final session being called off early due to bad light.

Brief Scores: India 217 all out (Ajinkya Rahane 49, Virat Kohli 44, Kyle Jamieson 5-31) vs New Zealand.

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