CHRISTCHURCH: New Zealand bowler Kyle Jamieson, who played his second Test on Saturday, feels that the Indian batsmen were indecisive against short-pitched balls. That is the reason why the team gave away wickets too quickly on the first day of the second Test on Saturday at Hagley Oval.
The Indian team was once again bundled out for just 242 runs on day one of Test 2 against the Kiwis. NZ pacer Kyle Jamieson took his maiden five wickets and was the pick of the Black Caps' bowlers. He got the wickets of Rishabh Pant (12), Cheteshwar Pujara (54), Ravindra Jadeja (9), Prithvi Shaw (64) and Umesh Yadav (0).
"The wicket does not do as much as it does in Wellington. We had to stick there for long periods of time. The ball was still moving a little bit. They played a few more shots than they did in Wellington," said Kyle at the end of the day's play.
He added, "The pitch probably allowed them to, but I guess their guys looked a bit indecisive against the short ball. When you win the toss and bowl first, bundling the opposition out is a pretty good way to go. As a bowling unit, we were good in the first Test and we were good here. We were clear in our plans and we bowled in partnerships."
The Kiwis ended the day with 63 for no wickets in response to India's first innings and trail by 179 runs. "Probably the high point for me was to see how good we were as a team, to take 10 wickets and restrict the Indians was pretty special. To be no wickets down at stumps marks a pretty good day of Test cricket for us," said Jamieson.