Shami etches a record to his name in the ODI World Cup

Shami

India’s Mohammed Shami has etched his name in the record books once again in the ongoing ODI World Cup.

Playing his first game of the tournament, he picked his 2nd fifer against New Zealand yesterday.

He is now the first Indian player to have two fifers in the history of the ODI World Cup and his brilliance restricted New Zealand to 273.

Meanwhile, the likes of Kapil Dev, Venkatesh Prasad, Robin Singh, Ashish Nehra, and Yuvraj Singh have only one fifer to their name in the tournament.

On the other hand, Australia’s Mitchell Starc has the most fifers in the tournament which is three.

Moreover, Shami made his debut for India in the 2015 edition of the ODI World Cup and picked up his first fifer against England in the 2019 edition.

Now, he has 36 wickets to his name in the tournament and his best figures are 5/54.

India move to first place after completing fifth win against New Zealand; Shami impresses in first game

Talking about the game, India won the toss and chose to bowl first. New Zealand looked in a good position after being 19/2 in the powerplay.

However, India made a strong comeback and picked the Kiwi wickets in quick succession to bundle them out for 273.

While Shami picked 5 wickets, Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj got one wicket each.

Meanwhile, Kuldeep Yadav grabbed two wickets that kept India in the hunt for their 5th win.

Furthermore, India got off to a good start in the second innings as Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill got things going for the side.

It was then the sheer brilliance of Virat Kohli who scored 95 runs.

However, his ton was cut at the last minute and Jadeja was left to finish things off for India.

He didn’t disappoint and hit the winning runs that gave India its fifth win and kept their unbeaten streak alive.

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