Jamieson laps up five-wicket haul 'back home'

By Sports Desk February 29, 2020

Kyle Jamieson savoured claiming a maiden five-wicket Test haul with his family watching on as New Zealand put India on the back foot at Hagley Oval.

Jamieson kept his place after an impressive debut in the longest format as the Black Caps hammered India to go 1-0 up in the two-match series.

The seamer again justified his selection on day one in Christchurch, taking 5-45 to dismiss the tourists for 242 before New Zealand closed on 63-0 in reply.

India crumbled from 194-4, Jamieson removing Cheteshwar Pujara (55) and ripping through the lower order before Trent Boult cleaned up Mohammed Shami to end the innings.

Former Canterbury man Jamieson reflected on a job well done at a ground that holds a special place in his heart.

He said: "They're [Jamieson's family, who he waved to with the ball] so much a part of this journey – to have them here and to witness this moment was pretty special.

"I was certainly very comfortable coming back out here, the run-ups and the pitch felt pretty normal. It was massive part of my career, and nice to come back home.

"At one stage I thought they were going to get a few more, it wasn't quite doing as much as what it did in Wellington, so to keep them to 242 is pretty good."

Prithvi Shaw (54) and Hanuma Vihari (55) also made half-centuries before India collapsed, with Tom Latham (27 not out) and Tom Blundell (29no) ensuring it was very much New Zealand's day.

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