The wicket of the Kiwi all-rounder, Kyle Jamieson was the last nail in the coffin for the visitors in the first innings of the ongoing second Test against India at the Wankhede Staidum in Mumbai. New Zealand witnessed a forgettable outing when they came out to bat as they eventually bundled out for a meager score of 62. This is now their lowest total against India ever in Test matches.
After winning the toss, the Indian skipper, Virat Kohli decided to bat first and they got the lead of 263 runs at the moment at the end of the first innings. The Indian team eventually got bundled out for 325 runs in their first innings. After coming out to bat, the Kiwis kept on losing wickets at regular intervals with none of their batters getting started.
New Zealand’s innings never really took off with Tom Latham and Ross Taylor also got out quite early in the innings. Mohammed Siraj drew the first blood as he never gave a chance to the Kiwis.
Meanwhile, it was Axar Patel dismissed Jamieson to put an end to the Kiwi innings. The ball pitched in the rough and bounced sharply. The ball took a thin outside side off his bat as Shreyas Iyer completed an acrobatic catch after the ball bounced back from Wriddhiman Saha’s gloves.
Here is the video of the dismissal:
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Jamieson reviewed after he was given out only to find out that the decision stayed. A total of 16 wickets fell in the day’s play so far with The Kiwis getting bundled out inside two hours after bowling out India earlier in the day.
Lowest Tests totals for New Zealand v India
- 62 at Mumbai 2021*
- 94 at Hamilton 2002
- 100 at Wellington 1981
- 101 at Auckland 1968
Lowest Test totals at the Wankhede
- 62 NZ v IND 2021*
- 93 AUS v IND 2004
- 100 IND v ENG 2006
- 102 ENG v IND 1981
- 104 IND v AUS 2004
After joining the elite list of bowlers like Jim Laker and Anil Kumble to take all the 100 wickets, Ajaz Patel said, “I think I am very fortunate. The stars have aligned for me to have an occasion like that here in Mumbai. To be born here and come back here and do it is pretty special. I’m in very illustrious company, with Kumble sir as well.”