Jamieson’s ‘bowling cannon’ crushed India with 217 runs
Published: 08:27 PM, 20 June 2021
New Zealand bowled out India for just 217 runs in the final of the ICC World Test Championship with a “bowling cannon” by Kyle Jamieson. Virat Kohli’s team lost all their wickets at the beginning of the second session on the third day of the match.
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson did not think twice about winning the toss and choosing to bowl in Southampton. After being swept away in the rain on the first day, only 64.4 overs were played on the 2nd day due to lack of light. India scored 146 runs after losing 3 wickets on the 2nd day.
Everyone expected that Ajinkya Rahane and captain Kohli would give India a good start on the third day, however, India’s dreams and hopes have been shattered by Jamieson alone. This Kiwi pacer took five wickets alone.
India was able to score 217 runs before being all out. Rahane’s innings of 49 runs off 117 balls is the highest score for the team. Besides, captain Kohli scored 44 runs off 132 balls.
New Zealand’s Trent Boult and Neil Wagner took two wickets each. The rest of the wicket was taken by Tim Southee. India lost 4 wickets in the first session of the day and the remaining three at the beginning of the second session.
Toss: New Zealand (Fielding)
India (1st innings): 217/10 (92.1 overs); Rahane 49, Kohli 44, Rohit 34; Jamieson 31/5, Wagner 40/2, Boult 47/2.