Watch - Ajinkya Rahane Inside-Edges Kyle Jamieson Onto His Stumps
Watch - Ajinkya Rahane Inside-Edges Kyle Jamieson Onto His Stumps

Ajinkya Rahane failed to convert his start and was dismissed for 35 in India‘s first innings at the Green Park against New Zealand as Kyle Jamieson had him chopping onto his sticks.

On the first ball of the 50th over, Ajinkya Rahane was given a new life by the third umpire who found the batter not out upon review after he had been given out by on-field umpire for nicking to the wicket-keeper on the leg-side. There was a flat line on UltraEdge.

However, Ajinkya Rahane couldn’t make much use of that reprieve as on the second ball, Jamieson, who had already taken two of the first three wickets, dismissed India’s stand-in captain.

Ajinkya Rahane
Ajinkya Rahane (Credit: Twitter)

The lanky pacer sent down a harmless length delivery well outside the off-stump and nipped in as well. Ajinkya Rahane looked to cut but he was done by the low bounce of the pitch, and inside edged the ball onto his sticks.

Kyle Jamieson troubles India after Shubman Gill’s fifty

Ajinkya Rahane won the toss and elected to bat first. The new opening pair of Mayank Agarwal and Shubman Gill found it difficult to negate the high-class swing bowling of Tim Southee and Kyle Jamieson.

Jamieson swung the ball hoops both in-swing and out-swing before he finally had Agarwal for 13, the batsman nicking to wicketkeeper Tom Blundell. Left-arm spinner Ajaz Patel was introduced in the 7th over by Kane Williamson, and he found turn straightaway, and low bounce as well was seen.

Gill then unfurled his range: he cut, drove, flicked, and also slammed Patel for a straight six. Gill raised his fifty before lunch. However, in first over of the second session, Jamieson bowled Gill with a sharp in-seamer which breached Gill’s defence and took an inside edge on its way to uprooting two stumps.

Kyle Jamieson
Kyle Jamieson (Image Credit: Twitter)

Soon after India crossed 100, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane’s 24-run stand was broken by Southee who had Pujara poking outside the off-stump, dismissed for 26. Rahane stroked a few sublime boundaries before he chopped on Jamieson onto his stumps after scoring 35 runs.

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Watch – Ajinkya Rahane Inside-Edges Kyle Jamieson Onto His Stumps