New Zealand positively commenced 2021, after they bowled out Pakistan for 186 in their second innings on Day 4 of the final Test at Hagley Oval in Christchurch to seal an innings and 176-run victory.
The massive win has pushed Blackcaps to the summit of the ICC Test Team Rankings for the very first time. New Zealand now have 118 rating points in comparison to Australia’s 116.
Pakistan resumed Day 4 with overnight score of 8/1 after New Zealand had posted a huge lead of 362 runs.
Kyle Jamieson, who destroyed the visitors in the first innings, continued the same momentum and sent shockwaves to Pakistani camp when he bagged six wickets in the second innings. The tall fast bowler ended the second Test with remarkable figures of 11/117.
Best bowling figures in a Test match for New Zealand:
R. Hadlee – 15/123 v AUS 1985
D. Vettori – 12/149 v AUS 2000
D. Vettori – 12/170 v BAN 2004
R. Hadlee – 11/58 v IND 1976
R. Hadlee – 11/102 v WIN 1980
K. Jamieson – 11/117 v PAK 2021
For the tourists, players like Azhar Ali (37), Abid Ali (26), Faheem Ashraf (28) and Zafar Gohar (37), did show some fight back but it wasn’t big enough to stop the major loss.
New Zealand 659/6 dec (Williamson 238, Nicholls 157, Mitchell 102*) beat Pakistan 297 (Azhar 93, Jamieson 5/69) and 186 (Gohar 37, Jamieson 6/48) by an innings and 176 runs.
Pakistan last 9 Test series in SENA (South Africa, England, New Zealand, Australia):
0-3 vs SA (Whitewash)
2-2 vs Eng
0-2 vs NZ (Whitewash)
0-3 vs Aus (Whitewash)
1-1 vs Eng
0-3 vs SA (Whitewash)
0-2 vs Aus (Whitewash)
0-1 vs Eng
0-2 vs NZ (Whitewash)
Here is how Twitter reacted:
🙌 388 runs🅰️ 129.33 average🔝 Highest run-scorer of #NZvPAK Tests
The No.1 Test batsman, Kane Williamson, has been named the Player of the Series! pic.twitter.com/wmeTOH8ZrG
— ICC (@ICC) January 6, 2021
New Zealand have won the 2nd Test in Christchurch with a dominant win by an innings and 176 runs, sealing a 2-0 series win over Pakistan.
— Spark Sport (@sparknzsport) January 6, 2021
The capitulation by Pak has been rather disappointing in this test match. Kyle Jamieson & Williamson outstanding though #NZvPAK
— zainab abbas (@ZAbbasOfficial) January 6, 2021
Pakistan’s tour of New Zealand:
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) January 5, 2021
Kyle Jamieson’s last four Tests:
2-25, 2-425-34, 2-433-35, 2-355-69, 5-27*
Currently has 26-310 at an average of 11.9.
Test cricket’s newest star! #NZvPAK
— Tim Michell (@tim_michell) January 6, 2021
New Zealand is no.1 on the ICC Test Rankings for the first time
First time New Zealand has won 6 consecutive Tests
New Zealand is now undefeated in its past 17 Tests on home soil
— Fox Sports Lab (@FoxSportsLab) January 6, 2021
Much as I love New Zealand and enjoy seeing them dominate, I’d hold back on the praise for Kane and Kyle etc till I see them play away from home #NZvPAK
— Kanishkaa Balachandran (@kanishkaab) January 6, 2021
Kyle Jamieson after six Test matches:
— Nic Savage (@nic_savage1) January 6, 2021
— Melinda Farrell (@melindafarrell) January 6, 2021
WTC Points Table:
AUS – 322 points (76.6)IND – 390 points (72.2)NZ – 420 points (70)ENG – 292 points (60.8)SA – 144 points (40)PAK – 166 points (30.7)SL – 80 points (22.2)WI – 40 points (11.1)BAN – 0 point
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) January 6, 2021
Brendon McCullum must be so happy when he presented the trophy to Kane Williamson thinking once I led this team, I might’ve not taken them to No.1, but my buddy has achieved that today. pic.twitter.com/cOKitHw3Bw
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) January 6, 2021
New Zealand become the World No.1 Test team for the first time ever. First time they’ve won 6 Tests on the trot. Amazing achievement. They totally outplayed Pakistan. Williamson (238), Nicholls (157) & Mitchell (102*) & Jamieson (11 wkts) were the starspic.twitter.com/06qSdkZZ36
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) January 6, 2021
Well played NZ, formidable side led by an amazing captain, they totally outclassed this woefully inept Pakistan side. I bet someone will still say “we played positive cricket”. Goodnight I’m off to bed, #NZvsPAK
— AmerCric (@Amermalik12) January 6, 2021
Kane Williamson – 238Kyle Jamieson – 10/102
This is the first-ever home Test match for New Zealand where they had an individual double century and also a 10-wicket match effort.(Overall 3rd time for NZ after Chattogram, 2004 and Sharjah, 2014) #NZvPAK
— Sampath Bandarupalli (@SampathStats) January 6, 2021
Terrific performance from NZ winning the Test series 2-0 and becoming the World no 1 Test team. Disappointing tour for Pak, lot to learn from it. The selection of team wasn’t good, it should be done on merit. Williamson and Jamieson were outstanding.#PakvsNz
— Mirza Iqbal Baig (@mirzaiqbal80) January 6, 2021
As good a series as Kyle Jamieson and Kane Williamson just had, I’ll raise you how bad a series that was for Shan Masood and Haris Sohail #NZvPAK
— Matt West (@mwesty_otg) January 6, 2021
– Kyle Jamieson is Cameron Green, but scarier – Kane Williamson is Steve Smith, but more consistent and conventional – NZ has the batting depth Aus craves – There is an admirable humility about the NZ side
— Perry Driver (@_PerryDriver) January 6, 2021
Kane Williamson is the greatest player i’ve witnessed. And Kyle Jamieson is unreal – 11 wickets 😳
— thomas 🥷🏻🇳🇿 (@x7homas) January 6, 2021
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