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Jamieson shines on debut as New Zealand dominate India

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Modified 21 Feb 2020, 16:22 IST
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New Zealand dominated the start of the first Test against India before the opening day was ended by rain in Wellington.

On debut, Kyle Jamieson (3-38) starred after the Black Caps decided to bowl first at Basin Reserve on Friday.

Virat Kohli (2) was among the 25-year-old paceman's scalps as India were reduced to 122-5 before rain led to an early stumps with just 55 overs bowled.

Ajinkya Rahane (38 not out) top-scored for India and was unbeaten alongside Rishabh Pant (10) as the tourists were left with work to do.

Play called at the @BasinReserve for the day. India go to day 2 122/5 with Rahane 38* and Pant 10*. Kyle Jamieson with 3-38 so far. Southee and Boult the other wicket takers. Scorecard | https://t.co/vWdNIMMIwd #NZvIND pic.twitter.com/2wNQ1YkuHi — BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) February 21, 2020

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New Zealand needed just five overs to capitalise on the bowler-friendly conditions.

Tim Southee (1-27) got some movement away, hitting Prithvi Shaw's off-stump to dismiss the opener for 16.

The Black Caps continued to cause problems before Jamieson claimed his first Test wicket, Cheteshwar Pujara (11) edging through to BJ Watling.

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Jamieson then struck a huge blow by removing Kohli, Ross Taylor – playing his 100th Test – taking a catch at first slip to leave India at 40-3.

And now he's got Kohli!
Ross Taylor clings on to the catch at first slip.
It's already turning into quite the debut for Jamieson pic.twitter.com/YqnJlHYX4n — ICC (@ICC) February 20, 2020

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Mayank Agarwal and Rahane managed to steady India heading into lunch, but they were slowed by the Black Caps after the break.

Trent Boult (1-44) dropped a return chance off Agarwal before getting his first wicket two balls later, Jamieson taking a catch at long leg.

Jamieson's incredible day continued as Hanuma Vihari (7) edged behind to Watling to leave India at 101-5.

Rahane and Pant got to tea before the rain arrived, ending a strong day for New Zealand.

Published 21 Feb 2020, 10:42 IST
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