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World Cup 2023: Mohammed Shami made Ben Stokes look very amateurish, says Michael Vaughan


World Cup 2023: Mohammed Shami made Ben Stokes look very amateurish, says Michael Vaughan

Former England captain Michael Vaughan said India pacer Mohammed Shami made England all-rounder Ben Stokes look very amateurish at the Ekana Stadium in Lucknow. Shami cleaned up Stokes as India beat defending champions England by 100 runs in the ongoing ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.

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Speaking to Cricbuzz, Vaughan said Shami made Stokes look very amateurish in Lucknow. Shami castled Stokes to leave England reeling at 33 for 3 in Lucknow.

“Shami’s over to Stokes was as good an over as you’ll see. I remember Andrew Flintoff bowling an over to Ricky Ponting in 2005, which many talk about as a great, great over. Shami’s over to Ben Stokes, who is a great player, and he made him look very amateurish,” said Vaughan.

He went on to say that India seem to be sending a message to the other teams in every match that they play. India bundled England for 129 runs in 34.5 overs to win the match by 100 runs in Lucknow.

“India seem to be sending a message in every game. To defend 230 so easily, I know England arent playing well and are low on confidence but they’re still a good side. And to win by 100 runs, I’m sure the other sides are watching this and thinking how do you beat this side?,” Vaughan added.

Shami came into the attack after Mohammed Siraj picked up a slight niggle in the fourth over. He produced immediately, castling the dangerous Stokes with a searing full-length delivery in the final ball of his first over. He returned with a wicket in the first ball of his very next over to clean up Jonny Bairstow.

He kept the pressure up by bowling in a very disciplined manner, as we’ve come to expect from the seasoned campaigner. He bowled a maiden before finishing his first spell with two wickets, giving away just five runs in four overs.

He came back into the attack in the middle overs and produced once again. He sent Moeen Ali packing in the 24th over, who had started building a decent partnership with Liam Livingstone. Shami claimed his fourth wicket of the day by cleaning up Adil Rashid after the spinner played on a good length delivery to shatter his stumps.

Shami ended with four wickets and has now claimed 40 wickets in 13 matches in ODI World Cups.

Edited By:

Rounaq Sehrawat

Published On:

Oct 30, 2023

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