After outfoxing Virat Kohli on debut, Kyle Jamieson basks in glory

Written by N Krishnamurthy

Less than 2 weeks after his sensational ODI debut against India, New Zealand pacer Kyle Jamieson enjoyed a thrilling first day in his debut Test against the same opposition and he admitted the feeling was yet to sink in.

Kyle Jamieson, 25, had scored an unbeaten 25 and picked up 3 for 35 as New Zealand successfully defended 273 to take an unbeatable lead in the ODI series which preceded the 2 Tests.

On Friday, Jamieson rocked India once again – this time in a different format. On a rain-hit opening day of the first Test between New Zealand and India in Wellington, Kyle Jamieson removed Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli off successive overs before dismissing Hanuma Vihari.

By the time, the umpires were forced to call early stumps due to rain, Kyle Jamieson had figures of 3 for 38 off 14 overs.

After a dream first day as a Test cricketer, Jamieson said short balls are his weapon and his height is an added advantage.

“I think, the wicket holds the pace and bounce for a couple of days. It will help us tomorrow as well. Look, Virat has scored runs all around the world, the wicket assisted us, he is so strong on the stump line, I managed to get his edge and it was good,” he added

“I think my short balls are a major weapon, as I bowl them with great height. Test cricket has always been the pinnacle for me, getting the cap was special. As most Kiwi kids, I grew up watching Glenn Mcgrath. As with any cricketer, you watch the best players going around. I have always admired him,” Jamieson said.

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