Pretty Hard To Manage In-swingers As Batsman Irrespective Of Who One Is: Kyle Jamieson
WTC final: Pleasing to dismiss Virat Kohli, he's 'world-class' batter, says Kyle Jamieson | Photo Credit: AP
WTC final: Pleasing to dismiss Virat Kohli, he's 'world-class' batter, says Kyle Jamieson | Photo Credit: AP
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Pretty Hard To Manage In-swingers As Batsman Irrespective Of Who One Is: Kyle Jamieson

Kyle Jamieson, who rattled India with a five-wicket haul, on the second day of the World Test Championship final, feels that any batsman could have been dismissed with that inswinger that got rid of rival skipper Virat Kohli.

Kyle Jamieson got a five-wicket haul as New Zealand dismissed India for only 217 after resuming on the overnight score of 146/3 on the third day of the WTC final and then scored 101 for 2 at the close of play.

Kyle Jamieson (File Photo) | AP
Kyle Jamieson (File Photo) | AP

Kyle Jamieson: Virat Kohli’s Wicket Was A Pretty Good Wicket To Get

Kyle Jamieson answered in affirmative when asked if setting up Virat Kohli with outswingers and then bringing one back in like they did in New Zealand is a template that was followed by NZ pacers.

“Oh, I guess yes. Maybe there is some sort of pattern and this we know talk about a huge amount, the one that I was able to get him (Kohli) today certainly seamed back a little bit. And that was pretty hard to control as a bowler and pretty harder to manage as a batter no matter who you are. So I don’t think it is necessarily just for him (Kohli),” Jamieson said at the virtual post-day press conference.

According to the 26-year-old lanky speedster, who returned with fine figures of 5-31, Virat Kohli’s dismissal played a key part in how things unfolded on the second day.

“Yeah, obviously he (Kohli) is a massive part of their team and pretty big wicket to get, so to get him pretty early morning, was I guess was nice and pleasing and pretty crucial for how the day followed,” added the right-arm pacer.

Virat Kohli was India’s stand-out performer on the second day as he scored 44. It was expected that the 32-year-old will convert it into a big knock on Day 3 but Jamieson ended those hopes with a peach of a delivery. Virat Kohli was trapped lbw by his Royal Challengers Bangalore teammate.

Kyle Jamieson: Virat Kohli Hasn’t Have Too Many Chinks In Their Armory

However, he didn’t feel that Virat Kohli has any apparent glitches in his technique.

“Oh, not really I think, he is (Kohli) a world-class batter and those guys don’t tend to have too many chinks in their armory. He is obviously a massive part of their line-up and to get him early certainly set things up nicely for us.”

Virat Kohli, Image Source : AP IMAGE
Virat Kohli, Image Source: AP IMAGE

Kyle Jamieson at times got the ball to wobble and it was satisfying to keep India’s skipper Virat Kohli under control as the Indian captain in his 132-ball innings had a single boundary to his name.

“It is pleasing in terms of for myself trying to wobble the ball and try and keep him in check a little bit and to get that was pleasing and it was a great start for our day,” the lanky pacer signed off.

Devon Conway and Kane Williamson managed to frustrate the Indian bowlers and as a result, New Zealand came out on top on Day Three of the ongoing World Test Championship (WTC) final at the Ageas Bowl on Sunday. At stumps on Day Three, New Zealand’s score reads 101/2 with Kane Williamson (12*) and Ross Taylor (0*) unbeaten at the crease. The Kiwis are still trailing India by 116 runs.

Kyle Jamieson has played only 8 Tests but already has 44 wickets to his name at an extraordinary average of 14.14 with as many as 5 five-wicket hauls. He has also played 5 ODIs and 8 T20Is where he doesn’t have as much success.