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Jamieson dismissed Kohli for the 2nd time in the match [Image- Twitter]

New Zealand seamer Kyle Jamieson certainly enjoyed bowling against his Royal Challengers Bangalore [RCB] skipper Virat Kohli in the ICC World Test Championship final.

Jamieson, who was India’s nemesis-in-chief during the two-match series in New Zealand in early 2020, once again proved to be the undoing of the Indian batters, and especially Virat Kohli, whom he dismissed in both innings,

In the first innings, Jamieson brought the ball back into Kohli, who was looking well set on 44 and trapped him plumb in front of the wicket.

The wicket of Virat Kohli proved to be India’s undoing as they lost their last 6 wickets for a mere 68 runs.

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Kyle Jamieson. (Credits: Twitter)

In the second innings as well, Kohli’s wicket proved to be the turning point in the game.

This time, Kyle Jamieson set up the Indian skipper with utmost precision.

He tested Kohli with a series of inswingers and then proceeded to move one away from the batter from the same length.

Kohli proceeded to poke at it away from his body and ended up giving a simple catch to BJ Watling,

Jamieson was rightly adjudged the ‘Player of the Match’ for his seven wickets across two innings which also includes a five-wicket-haul in the first innings. He also scored a handy 16 runs during New Zealand’s first innings.

During the post-match presentation, the New Zealand seamer said that it was good to bowl to Virat Kohli in the nets during his stint with the Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2021.

”It was good to bowl in the nets to him [Kohli at RCB], and to be here and go up against him over the last six days was awesome.” said Jamieson.

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