Blackcaps quick bowler Kyle Jamieson has continued his rich vein of form, with a hat-trick of wickets for Auckland against Central Stags, part of his third five-wicket haul this season.
The 25-year-old bowled all three of his consecutive scalps, dismissing Dane Cleaver and Brad Schmulian for ducks, before sending Doug Bracewell's off-stump tumbling to spark wild celebrations at the Eden Park outer oval.
"My plans came off," Jamieson said. "I just thought I'd get a little bit greedy and bring a couple back and I managed to find the sticks a couple of times.
"It was a nice feeling, a nice way to start the morning."
The three-ball blitz reduced Central Districts to 137/7 in reply to Auckland's first-innings total of 167, ultimately finishing with 150.
Jamieson's figures sat at 5/41 from 17 overs, including seven maidens. His hat-trick was the 47th in NZ first-class cricket history.
The towering paceman's recent efforts will undoubtedly have caught the national selectors' eye, as he tries to cement his place in the Blackcaps squad for the upcoming summer.
"I'm really comfortable with where my game's at, at the moment," he adds.
"The things I've been working and how I've been feeling in the middle, more importantly.
"As a unit, we've been really good and things have fallen my way. I'm pretty comfortable with how I've started and how I'm feeling."
After just two test appearances against India, Jamieson has taken nine wickets at a 16-run average.