NZ vs PAK, 2nd Test, New Zealand v Pakistan Test Series 2020/21, 02 Jan 2021

| 186/10
(81.4 ov)

New Zealand won by an innings and 176 runs

Kyle Jamieson completed an 11-wicket match haul on day four of the second Test as Pakistan crashed to a humiliating defeat by a massive margin of an innings and 176 runs.

The huge victory ensured by Jamieson's thunderbolts helped New Zealand become the world's top-ranked Test team for the first time in their history.

The 26-year-old paceman was lethal with the ball in Pakistan's second innings in Christchurch, finishing with impressive figures of six for 48 to add on to his five for 69 in the first innings.

Pakistan resumed the day at eight for one in 11 overs, facing a stiff task to salvage a draw by batting out two days.

Trent Boult inflicted damage early on by dismissing nightwatchman Mohammad Abbas for three before Jamieson prospered on the green strip to rattle the tourists.

Although the youngster is far less experienced than veterans Tim Southee and Boult in New Zealand's quality pace attack, he has established a fearsome reputation.

In just his sixth game since his debut against India last year, Jamieson boasts a tally of 36 wickets at an astonishing average of 13.27 with four five-wicket hauls.

Abbas' departure paired Abid Ali and Azhar Ali in the middle as the two set about laying the platform for a gritty show.

The score moved to 46 before Jamieson outfoxed Abid with a searing full-length delivery after forcing him on the back foot due to the extra bounce in the surface.

Jamieson's skilful bowling then accounted for the wickets of Haris Sohail, Azhar and Pakistan skipper Mohammad Rizwan during the afternoon session.

Sohail's nightmare run continued as he hung his bat at a rising delivery on 15 while Azhar was unable to combat a nasty delivery aimed at his ribs and gloved it to the wicketkeeper.

Rizwan was undone by a brute in-swinger that clattered the wickets. Boult removed any semblance of a heroic resistance act by pocketing Fawad Alam's wicket leaving the visitors 134 for seven at tea.

In the evening, even player of the series Kane Williamson got among the wickets when he had Shaheen Afridi attempt an ill-fated slog. Boult sealed the series whitewash for New Zealand by getting the wicket of Zafar Gohar, bundling the opposition out for 186.

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