Cricket: Kyle Jamieson takes third-best figures in T20 history

Canterbury Kings medium-pacer Kyle Jamieson took the third-best bowling figures in the history of T20 cricket against the Auckland Aces on Tuesday.

The 24-year-old took six wickets while conceding just seven runs in his four overs during the domestic T20 Super Smash competition at Eden Park's Outer Oval.

His stats are the best figures ever recorded by a Kiwi bowler in the NZ domestic competition, and the joint-third best haul in all T20s.

Jamieson's 6/7 equalled the figures of Lasith Malinga, who achieved the feat in the Big Bash League for Melbourne Stars against Perth Scorchers back in December 2012. Only Arun Suppiah (6/5) and Shakib Al Hasan (6/6) have better figures in the T20 game.

"It's a special day for myself but also a special day for us as a team - getting a win on the first day of the year is a pretty cool way to start," said Jamieson.

"I don't think I did anything differently. Just the same thing we talk about - putting the processes in place in the days leading up to the game. It was a matter of doing that, and it just seemed to work out for me today.

"I'm not a big stats man but [the record] is obviously a pretty cool thing, and I'll be able to look back on it in the days and weeks to come."

Jamieson captured the wickets of England international James Vince, Sean Solia and Mark Chapman in his first spell then returned to dismiss Ronnie Hira, Mitchell McClenaghan and Ben Lister in four balls as Auckland were bowled out for 110.

The Kings chased that down, winning by five wickets.