Kyle Jamieson completed an 11-wicket match haul on Wednesday as New Zealand thrashed Pakistan in the second Test to become the world’s top-ranked team.
Jamieson was near unplayable in Pakistan’s second innings in Christchurch, finishing with 6/48 to go with his 5/69 in the first innings, as Pakistan were all out for 186 during day final session to give New Zealand victory by an innings and 176 runs.
The win, which saw them sweep the series 2-0, also confirmed New Zealand had overtaken Australia as the world’s number one Test side.
Pakistan resumed the day at eight for one, needing to bat for the better part of two days to salvage a draw but they were never in the hunt.
Trent Boult captured the first wicket when he had nightwatchman Mohammad Abbas out for three in the fifth over and after that the day was mainly about Jamieson, who recorded his best match performance.
Although he is the junior member of a pace attack headed by higher-ranked veterans Tim Southee and Boult, the 26-year-old has rapidly advanced to playing a senior role.
In his sixth Test after making his debut against India 10 months ago, Jamieson has taken 36 wickets at a stunning 13.27 average and with four five-wicket hauls to his credit.