New Zealand’s Kyle Jamieson Awarded WTC Final Man of the Match Award

New Zealand’s Kyle Jamieson Awarded WTC Final Man of the Match Award

The New Zealand speedster, Kyle Jamieson was serenaded with the man of the match award in the WTC final after ripping India into shreds with the ball  

After over two decades of hard luck at major ICC events, New Zealand finally managed to get the monkey off their back. Addressing the elephant in the room, the Black Caps made a mockery of the Indian team in the inaugural World Test Championship final.

New Zealand Win World Test Championship Final

Taking on India in Southampton, New Zealand were the dominant force right from day one. The Kane Williamson lead side decimated India, dominating the Asian giants in every department of the game to cruise to an 8 wicket win on day six of the final.

Requiring a measly 139 runs to win in 53 runs, New Zealand cantered their way to their maiden ICC trophy. Without breaking into a sweat, the Black Caps were spearheaded by captain Kane Williamson who remained unbeaten on 52 alongside Ross Taylor.

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However, despite his first innings heroics of 49, it wasn’t Williamson who was adjudged as the man of the match of the WTC final. His counterpart, speedster Kyle Jamieson was handed over the coveted prize instead owing to his spell of pure fast bowling.

Kyle Jamieson Wins WTC Final Man of the Match Award

Jamieson who ended up with figures of 5-30 in the first innings, added Virat Kohli’s wicket in the second to take his tally to six in the final. Jamieson accounted for the Indian captain both the times in the clash along with snagging wickets at crucial junctures as he rose to the occasion for the side.

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Jamieson who was picked by RCB for a staggering price for the 2021 edition of the IPL admitted that playing next to Kohli had helped him dismiss the Indian captain. Jamieson is fast becoming one of the most lethal speedster in the world at the moment with him playing a crucial role in guiding New Zealand to the World Test Championship mace.

The defeat for India meanwhile furthered Kohli’s horrid record as captain of the side with him failing to impress in three successive ICC tournaments.

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