ENG vs NZ: After a rain-marred Day 3, New Zealand pacer gave the Kiwis a perfect start on ENG vs NZ Day 4 striking on the very first ball to dismiss Joe Root for 42.
Jamieson, bowled a good length delivery which moved a little towards off after pitching. Root, who got on his back foot, while trying to defend, ended up giving a low catch to Ross Taylor at first slip.
The perfect delivery from 6-feet-8-inch tall Jamieson also brought an end to the 93-run partnership between Root and Rory Burns for the third wicket. The duo had pulled back things for their England, who were 2 down for 18 at one stage. Watch the video below.
New Zealand strike with the first ball of the day.
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) June 5, 2021
ENG vs NZ: The wicket gave Blackcaps the opportunity to tighten the noose on the Three Lions. Experienced pacer Tim Southee benefited the most, getting three wickets in three consecutive overs. From 140 for 3 in 52.3 overs, England were all of a sudden reduced to 140 for 6 in 56.1.
At the stroke of lunch, England were 164 for the loss of 6 wickets, Southee taking 4 of them. Kyle Jamieson had got the better of Dom Sibley on Day 2 of the first Test between the two countries at Lord’s.
Notably, due to rain, not even a single ball was bowled on Friday.
ENG vs NZ: New Zealand will engage themselves in one more Test versus England before clashing against India in the final of World Test Championship (WTC) at Southampton from June 18.
Team India has already arrived in the European nation and are most probably keeping a close watch on the ongoing contest. They face England in a 5-Test series following WTC final.