Team India pacer Mohammed Shami has made a roaring comeback against New Zealand in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 match on Sunday, October 22 at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamshala. He sent the stumps flying in consecutive deliveries, showcasing his brilliance. The pacer took a five-wicket haul playing his maiden game in the ongoing tournament.
Mohammed Shami replaced Shardul Thakur in the Indian XI for the match. He took a wicket off the very first delivery he bowled in the match. The veteran bowler kept on striking at regular intervals. He took consecutive wickets in the forty-eighth delivery to push New Zealand on the back foot. Mohammed Shami bowled a straight fuller delivery to Mitchell Santner, who missed it completely. The ball went on to rattle the stumps.
The Indian pacer followed it up with another full and straight delivery to Matt Henry, who was facing his first delivery. The Kiwi batter missed the line and was clean-bowled. The ball went on to dismantle Henry’s stumps, who had to walk back for a golden duck. Shami was on a hat trick, however, Lockie Ferguson negotiated the delivery well. He finished with bowling figures of 5/54 in 10 overs.
Watch Mohammed Shami’s bowling brilliance here:
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Mohammed Shami goes past Anil Kumble in an elite list
Team India pacer Mohammed Shami now ranks second on the list of Most wickets taken by an Indian in World Cups. He has taken 36 wickets, going past Anil Kumble who has 35 wickets. Pacers Zaheer Khan and Javagal Srinath are joint-holders of the record, taking 44 wickets each in World Cups. Meanwhile, Mohammed Shami took his second five-wicket haul in the World Cup. He is the only Indian bowler to have two five-fors in the World Championship.