India vs New Zealand: Mohammed Shami sends stumps cartwheeling in remarkable display of death bowling, WATCH VIDEO
Today Against Newzealand Cricket Team Mohammed Shami showcased his exceptional skills as a seamer in world cricket.
Playing against New Zealand at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium (HPCA) in Dharamsala, Shami demonstrated his remarkable talent in death-bowling. This performance further solidifies his reputation as one of the best seamers currently in the game.
With three wickets already under his belt, Shami stepped up to bowl the 48th over of New Zealand's innings. He showcased exceptional death bowling skills, completely dismantling their lower order.
He began by skillfully capturing the scalp of Mitchell Santner, skillfully uprooting his off stump with a powerful yorker that managed to slip beneath Santner's bat.
The left-handed batsman was preparing to face Shami with a high backlift, but unfortunately, the ball slipped under his bat and hit the off stump.
Shami delivered another exceptional ball on the very next delivery. He bowled a straighter one on the leg stump channel, causing Matt Henry's leg stump to cartwheel back towards the wicketkeeper, KL Rahul.
Shami didn't stop there; he dismissed New Zealand's centurion of the game, Daryl Mitchell, to complete his five-wicket haul. Shami's achievement of securing his second five-for in ODI World Cup history is truly remarkable.
He has now become the sole Indian player to accomplish this feat, making him the only individual in the history of the marquee tournament to achieve two five-fers.
Shami achieved his first-ever five-wicket haul in the tournament during the previous ODI World Cup edition, which was against England. Despite being on the losing team, Shami achieved impressive figures of 5/69 against the eventual champions.
Shami has also achieved a World Cup hat-trick, which occurred in the previous edition against Afghanistan. The hat-trick was crucial for the team, as Afghanistan was gaining momentum in the game.
Shami has become the second player from India in history to achieve a World Cup hat-trick, following in the footsteps of former pacer and ex-BCCI All India Men's Chief Selector Chetan Sharma.