Watch: Kyle Jamieson Gets Rid Of Rohit Sharma As Tim Southee Takes A Smart Catch At Slips
Watch: Kyle Jamieson Gets Rid Of Rohit Sharma As Tim Southee Takes A Smart Catch At Slips

The ICC World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand in Southampton is off to a strong start for the former. Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill avoided the early storm in favourable conditions for bowling by stitching a 62-run opening stand. Kyle Jamieson, who proved as a nemesis for them in 2020, struck to remove Rohit as Tim Southee took the catch in slips.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma. (Credits: Twitter)

The dismissal occurred in the 21st over when Kyle Jamieson delivered an outswinger and Rohit prodded on the front to defend it. But the ball took a thick outside edge and Tim Southee judged it smartly to put a dive and take the catch as the right-handed batsman had to walk back for 34. It was a massive relief for the Kiwis, who could not be on point against the Indian openers with the new ball.

Kyle Jamieson
Kyle Jamieson. (Credits: Twitter)

Earlier, New Zealand won the toss and went ahead with a pace-heavy bowling attack, including Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Neil Wagner, Kyle Jamieson, and a seam-bowling all-rounder in Colin de Grandhomme. The Kiwis’ bowling attack thwarted India’s batting line-up when they visited New Zealand in early 2020 for a two-match series. On the other hand, the Indian captain Virat Kohli went with three pacers and two spinners.

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Below is the clip of Rohit Sharma’s wicket as Tim Southee takes a remarkable catch: