New Zealand pacer Kyle Jamieson reckoned that India had taken a slight lead after the end of Day 1 but feels that a few quick wickets tomorrow morning will tilt the scales in the Kiwis’ favor.
Jamieson was brilliant with the ball and looked like the most dangerous bowler of the day. He was rewarded early on when he took the wicket of Mayank Agarwal with a lovely outswinger. He came back later to remove both Shubman Gill and Ajinkya Rahane and put the Kiwis on top.
“Not a huge amount going on. Found some swing early on and it was going up and down a little bit. Hardly played the last couple of months. Nice to get back onto the park and find some rhythm. Probably too good at times, hence the overstepping,” Jamieson said at the end of the day’s play.
“Need a good start in the morning” – Kyle Jamieson
Although India finished on top at 258/4, Kyle Jamieson believes just a couple of wickets early morning can change the complexion of the game. They will also have the new ball which is just four overs old.
“Hopefully the new ball swings a bit in the morning and we can get them. India fraction ahead I think but we hung around pretty well. Need a good start in the morning,” Jamieson added.
Gill made a well-crafted 52 in the first session while debutant, Shreyas Iyer, made the most of the afternoon and final session to reach 75* at the end of Day 1. Ravindra Jadeja also proved to be an able ally for Iyer as they put on an unbeaten 113-run partnership for the fifth wicket.