Jamieson bags fifer as India all out for 217

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21 June, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Jamieson bags fifer as India all out for 217

New Zealand pacer Kyle Jamieson appeals successfully for a LBW decision against India captain Virat Kohli on the third day of their ICC World Test Championship Final at Ageas Bowl in Southampton on Sunday. – AFP PHOTO

New Zealand's Kyle Jamieson dismissed Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant in quick succession on his way to a superb five-wicket haul as India were bowled out for 217 in their first innings of the World Test Championship final at Southampton on Sunday.

Towering paceman Jamieson finished with miserly figures of 5-31 in 22 overs, including 12 maidens, for what was the 26-year-old's fifth five-wicket haul in just eight career Tests.

Jamieson took wickets throughout the innings, removing Rohit Sharma when the opener was well set. He also dismissed India captain Virat Kohli and the dangerous Rishabh Pant early on Sunday's third day before striking in successive balls after lunch to remove tailenders Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah.

After a wet outfield delayed Sunday's start by 30 minutes, India resumed on 146-3 with Kohli 44 not out and Rahane unbeaten on 29.

A combination of gloomy skies and a green-tinged pitch, which assisted an already formidable pace attack, made conditions for batting extremely difficult.

Kohli, 10 years to the day since his Test debut against the West Indies in Kingston, had not added to his overnight score when he fell to the eighth ball he faced Sunday.

The nearly 7ft (2.13 metres) tall Jamieson got a full-length delivery to nip back and strike the star batsman on the front pad.

Kohli reviewed Michael Gough's decision but the English umpire's 'out' verdict was upheld to end a stand of 61, with ball-tracking technology indicating the delivery would have hit the top of leg stump.


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