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IND vs NZ: Mohammed Shami becomes 1st India bowler to pick up 50 wickets in ODI World Cup

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IND vs NZ: Mohammed Shami becomes 1st India bowler to pick up 50 wickets in ODI World Cup


Mohammed Shami, on Wednesday, November 15, became the fastest bowler to pick up 50 wickets in the ODI World Cup. The Indian pacer accomplished the milestone in his 17th innings, breaking the record of Australian speedster Mitchell Starc, who had set the record earlier in the 2023 edition in his 19th innings.

India vs New Zealand scorecard

Shami reached the feat in India’s semi-final in World Cup 2023 against Kane Williamson’s New Zealand at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

Shami also became the first Indian to pick up 50 wickets in the ODI World Cup. He is also the seventh after Glenn McGrath, Muttiah Muralitharan, Starc, Lasith Malinga, Wasim Akram and Trent Boult to reach the 50-wicket landmark in the history of the mega event.

Earlier in the World Cup, Shami went past Zaheer Khan and Javagal Srinath’s tally of 44 to become India’s leading wicket-taker in the ODI World Cup.

Shami dominating again

Ever since replacing Hardik Pandya in India’s XI, Shami has been on top of his game. He began with a five-wicket haul against the Black Caps and won the Player of the Match award.

Thereafter, he picked up another five-wicket haul, this time against Sri Lanka at the Wankhede Stadium. Shami went into the semi-final after picking up 16 wickets from five matches.

Against the Kiwis in the semis, Shami dismissed Devon Conway to draw first blood. Thereafter, he dismissed Rachin Ravindra as New Zealand lost their most prolific run-scorer in the tournament.

Shami got to the 50-wicket mark after he got the wicket of Kane Williamson, who was threatening to take the match away from the Indian team.

Published By:

sabyasachi chowdhury

Published On:

Nov 15, 2023

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