NZ vs Pak: Jamieson bowls Black Caps to 2nd test win; NZ become World No.1 in Test

Kyle Jamieson

Paceman Kyle Jamieson continued an extraordinary start to his test career, taking 6-48 as New Zealand beat Pakistan by an innings and 176 runs in the second test Wednesday to claim its fourth win in four tests at home this summer.

Jamieson’s five-wicket haul was his fourth in six tests since his debut against India last year and followed his 5-69 in Pakistan’s first innings, giving him match figures of 11-117 in Christchurch.

Pakistan was bowled out for 186 on the fourth day after starting its second innings 362-runs behind New Zealand. Its first innings of 297 — a solid performance after losing the toss — was eclipsed by New Zealand’s 659-9 declared which was built around  Kane williamson’s 238, Henry nicollus 157 and Daryl Mitchell’s unbeaten 102, his maiden century.

In sweeping both of its home series this summer, New Zealand moved past Australia to attain the No. 1 ranking in tests for the first time. Much of the credit for that belonged to the tall right-armer Jamieson.

“We had to graft away for decent periods of time and I guess as a bowling unit we were clinical across the day,” Jamieson said. “I think the way myself, Tim (Southee), Trent (Boult) and Matt (Henry) bowled kind of set us up to finish it off.