Jamieson’s five leave West Indies reeling


WELLINGTON (AFP) – Kyle Jamieson bagged five wickets in a masterclass of swing bowling as New Zealand struck hard and fast to have the West Indies on the ropes on day two of the second Test in Wellington on Saturday.

The tourists ended the day on the brink of another follow on as they struggled to 124 for eight, still 336 behind New Zealand’s 460.

Only Jermaine Blackwood provided any serious resistance but he fell late in the day for 69 as Jamieson and Tim Southee wreaked havoc.

Jamieson, the rising star in the Black Caps, got five for 34 for his second five-wicket haul in only his fourth Test.

The Basin Reserve strip continued to provide all the ingredients on a fast bowler’s wish list — pace, bounce and movement — and New Zealand exploited this perfectly.

“The way the ball’s moving we knew if we got it in good enough areas then things would happen,” said the 2.08 metre (6ft 8in) Jamieson.

“It was just a matter of doing it for long enough and if you do that you tend to get rewarded.”

After a demoralising innings defeat in the first Test, West Indies coach Phil Simmons found it difficult to see another batting collapse.

“It’s something that we brought on ourselves,” he said, adding the problems started in the field when Henry Nicholls was dropped five times on his way to making 174 for New Zealand.

“Then, we didn’t bat as well as we should have been batting on a wicket that seems good for batting. It was a hard day to watch,” he said, blaming poor shot selection.


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