Kyle Jameson bowled a killer in the final of the World Test Championship (WTC). Jameson completely destroyed the Indian batting order by taking 5 wickets in the first innings. During this, Jameson broke the 8-decade-old record as soon as Rishabh Pant was dismissed. Jameson has now become the highest wicket-taker for New Zealand in the first 8 Test matches. He left behind Jack Covey in this matter, who took 41 wickets in his first 8 Test matches from 1937 to 1949.
The game started on the third day with a delay of half an hour due to bad weather. In the 68th over of the Indian innings, Jameson’s incoming ball hit Virat Kohli’s pad and the umpire’s finger was raised. Kohli took DRS, but that too went in vain. It was clear in the replays that the ball was hitting the leg stump.
After this, this fast bowler, 6 feet 8 inches tall, also troubled Ajinkya Rahane and Rishabh Pant a lot. In the 74th over of the innings, Pant opened his account with a four off Jameson. But after two balls, in an attempt to play a shot on Jameson’s delivery, he was caught by Latham at third slip.
New Zealand bowlers took Most wickets after first 8 Test matches
44* – Kyle Jameson (2020-2021*)
41 – Jack Covey (1937-1949)
38 – Shane Bond (2001-2003)
33 – Doug Bracewell (2011-2012)
32 – Hadley Howarth (1969)
After taking the wickets of Kohli and Pant, there were tremendous reactions on Twitter. The fans of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) were quite angry with Jameson. Some fans demanded the termination of his RCB contract.