WELLINGTON, Dec 12: Kyle Jamieson has made a reputation in his short Test cricket career for New Zealand as a man who makes things happen. He enhanced that reputation on Saturday on the second day of the second Test, taking 5-34 as New Zealand had the West Indies 124-8 at stumps in reply to its first innings of 460. The tourists need 136 to avoid the follow on.
It was Jamieson�s second five wicket haul in only five Tests in which he has increased his claim to the designation allrounder with a half century and two innings of 40 or more. Drama seems to attend everything Jamieson does in the Test arena. He took two West Indies wickets with consecutive deliveries in his opening over on Saturday � a double wicket maiden � and narrowly missed a hat-trick when his appeal for lbw from the next ball was turned down.
The on-field umpire denied the appeal, with it the hat-trick, and his decision was confirmed when the television official saw replays that showed the ball just clipping leg stump. An lbw appeal from the following, which might have given Jamieson the consolation of three wickets from four balls, was also refused.
The tall right-armer then broke a 68-run fifth-wicket partnership between Jermaine Blackwood and Shamarh Brooks to re-establish the ascendancy New Zealand had held through most of the second day.
He completed his five-wicket haul late in the day with the wickets of West Indies captain Jason Holder (9) and Alzarri Joseph.
First Test century-maker Blackwood, who survived Jamieson�s hat-trick ball, again provided most resistance among the West Indies� batting lineup but was out shortly before stumps for 69.
Tim Southee, who began the decline of the West Indies� innings with the early wickets of Kraigg Brathwaite and Darren Bravo, removed Blackwood and ended the day with 3-29 from 16 overs.
Earlier, Henry Nicholls and Neil Wagner posted their highest Test scores and shared a 95-run partnership for the ninth wicket which allowed New Zealand to lift its overnight total of 294-6 to 460.