Listen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.com
 

NZ vs IND: Mayank Agarwal Says Kyle Jamieson Bowled Exceedingly Well, Hit Good Areas

Updated: 21 February 2020 20:11 IST

Mayank Agarwal hoped Ajinkya Rahane continues his good form and India get as many runs as they can.

NZ vs IND: Mayank Agarwal Says Kyle Jamieson Bowled Exceedingly Well, Hit Good Areas
Kyle Jamieson picked up three wickets including that of Indian captain Virat Kohli. © AFP

India opener Mayank Agarwal feels New Zealand fast bowler Kyle Jamieson, who had a dream debut on Friday in the first Test, bowled exceedingly well and used the new ball to good effect as India were left reeling at 122/5 at stumps after a rain-affected first day's play. The towering Jamieson picked up three wickets including that of Indian captain Virat Kohli.

"I thought he (Jamieson) bowled exceedingly well. He hit good areas and he got good bounce. The way he used the new ball was fantastic and he kept testing us bowling in the right areas," Agarwal said after the match.

"Since the wicket was soft, he was getting extra kick as well. As a batsman, you have to make that little extra adjustment to the bounce, which can be a little tricky," said the opener who scored 34 before getting out caught by Jamieson off Trent Boult.

"I think it is quite tricky since the wind blows at more than a decent speed here. And you just have to make adjustments right there on the field. As a batsman, it's not easy, especially first day, on this track," said Agarwal of the conditions at Basin Reserve.

"As a batsman, you never felt that you were completely in because even after lunch, it was doing a little bit."

Asked if his dismissal had anything to do with lapse of concentration, the Karnataka batsman said: "I don't really think about all of those things while I am batting. If you are playing well and if you are addressing the ball well, it's fine. It really doesn't matter, especially in these conditions. It's alright to be at the non-striker''s end," he said.

Ajinkya Rahane was batting on 38 along with Rishabh Pant who was picked ahead of Wriddhiman Saha. Agarwal hoped Rahane continues his good form and India get as many runs as they can.

"To be honest, as many runs that we can make and as long as we can bat, it will be good for us.

"The way Ajinkya is batting is very good (for us). He is looking solid and I really hope that he and Rishabh can get a big partnership and take us to a big score," he said.

Comments
Topics mentioned in this article India India Cricket Team New Zealand New Zealand Cricket Team Kyle Jamieson Mayank Agarwal New Zealand vs India, 2020 Cricket New Zealand vs India, 1st Test
Highlights
  • New Zealand fast bowler Kyle Jamieson had a dream debut on Friday
  • India were left reeling at 122/5 at stumps after a rain-affected 1st day
  • At stumps, Ajinkya Rahane was batting on 38 along with Rishabh Pant
Related Articles
NZ vs IND: Emphatic Test Win Over India Hailed As One Of The Best In New Zealands History
NZ vs IND: Emphatic Test Win Over India Hailed As One Of The Best In New Zealand's History
"Im Batting Really Well": Virat Kohli Plays Down Poor Run Of Form In New Zealand
"I'm Batting Really Well": Virat Kohli Plays Down Poor Run Of Form In New Zealand
"Toss Turned Out To Be Very Important": Virat Kohli After Indias 10-Wicket Loss
"Toss Turned Out To Be Very Important": Virat Kohli After India's 10-Wicket Loss
NZ vs IND, 1st Test: New Zealand Outclass India By 10 Wickets To Take 1-0 Lead In Series
NZ vs IND, 1st Test: New Zealand Outclass India By 10 Wickets To Take 1-0 Lead In Series
New Zealand vs India 1st Test Day 4 Highlights: New Zealand Demolish India To Record Their 100th Test Win
New Zealand vs India 1st Test Day 4 Highlights: New Zealand Demolish India To Record Their 100th Test Win
Advertisement