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India vs New Zealand: Mohammed Shami tops World Cup 2023 bowling charts, registers best bowling figures for India

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India vs New Zealand: Mohammed Shami tops World Cup 2023 bowling charts, registers best bowling figures for India

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India fast-bowler Mohammed Shami registered the best bowling figures for India in one-day internationals to move to the top of the wicket-takers list in the ongoing ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.

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Shami picked seven wickets against New Zealand to guide India to a 70-run win at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Wednesday, November 15. Shami’s performance helped India reach their fourth ODI World Cup final.

With this performance, Shami became the only Indian to pick a seven-wicket haul in ODI World Cup history while becoming the only bowler to achieve the feat in a World Cup knockout match. Shami also overshadowed Stuart Binny’s six-wicket haul against Bangladesh in 2014 to register the best-ever bowling figures by an Indian in ODIs.

Shami also joined an exclusive club of just five players to claim a seven-wicket haul in ODI World Cups. Only Glenn McGrath, Andy Bichel, Tim Southee and Winston Davis have picked seven-wicket hauls in ODI World Cups.

Shami has had a World Cup to remember, picking 23 wickets in just six matches. He picked five wickets against New Zealand in Dharamshala, four wickets against England in Lucknow, five wickets against Sri Lanka in Mumbai, two wickets against South Africa in Kolkata before claiming his maiden seven-wicket haul in ODIs against New Zealand in semi-finals.

In Mumbai, Shami got India off to a flyer in their 398-run defence by dismissing Devon Conway and Rachin Ravindra. However, Kane Williamson and Daryl Mitchell got New Zealand back in the game with a brilliant 181-run stand.

But Shami had different plans as he came back into the attack to send Williamson back to the pavilion before catching Tom Latham LBW just two balls later. He then dismissed Mitchell before picking the wicket of Mitchell Santner. Shami then cleaned up New Zealand’s tail, dismissing Tim Southee and Lockie Ferguson to bundle the Kiwis for 327 runs in 48.5 overs.

India will now await the winner of South Africa’s clash with 5-time champions Australia in the second semi-final in Kolkata. The final is scheduled to be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday, November 19.

Published By:

Rounaq Sehrawat

Published On:

Nov 15, 2023

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