England vs India: Mohammed Shami equals Shahid Afridi’s World Cup feat

first_imgIndia pacer Mohammed Shami became the sixth bowler to claim a five-wicket haul in Cricket World Cup 2019. Shami achieved the feat in the match against England by dismissing Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler and Chris Woakes.Shami also became only the second Indian after Narendra Hirwani to claim three four-wicket hauls in successive match. Also, before Shami, only Shahid Afridi holds the record of claiming four-wicket hauls in successive CWC matches.Mohammed Shami spurred up some magic with the old ball and made inroads into the middle and then lower order before finishing with figures of 69 for 5.Five-wicket haul for India in ODI WCs:Kapil Dev, 1983Robin Singh, 1999Venkatesh Prasad, 1999Ashish Nehra, 2003Yuvraj Singh, 2011Mohammed Shami, 2019*Shami claimed the prized wicket of centurion Jonny Bairstow in the first over of his second spell. Bairstow was going great guns before getting caught by Rishabh Pant at deep cover on 111. Shami, then removed England skipper Eoin Morgan, who top-edged a short ball to the deep fine-leg fielder.India was back in the game, thanks to Shami’s fiery second spell, after Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow flayed the Indian bowling attack to all parts of the ground, to put up a rapid 160-run opening stand.Shami then accounted for the wicket of Joe Root, who scooped the ball to Hardik Pandya, at deep fine-leg. Shami got the big wickets of Joe Root, Jos Buttler and Chris Woakes at the death but leaked 32 runs by bowling lengths in his last spell of the match. Jonny Bairstow’s maiden World Cup hundred and Ben Stokes class-filled 79 helped England post 337 on the board, after opting to bat first in Birmingham on Sunday.advertisementAlso Read | India vs England: Yuzvendra Chahal bowls most expensive spell by an Indian in World Cup historyAlso Read | England vs India: Jonny Bairstow 1st player to hit hundred vs India in World Cup 2019Also Seelast_img

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