Mohammed Shami has etched his name in history as he broke veteran Ashish Nehra‘s time-hallowed record for the best bowling figures by an Indian in the ODI World Cup history.
This achievement cements Shami’s legacy as a standout performer on the global stage, marking a defining moment in the ODI World Cup 2023 for the exceptional cricketer.
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- Mohammed Shami’s unbelievable spell
- Best bowling figures in World Cup history for India
Mohammed Shami’s unbelievable spell
In the pulsating clash at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium, Shami scripted a cricketing masterpiece during the high-stakes first semifinal between India and New Zealand. Entrusted with the daunting task of defending India’s imposing 398-run total, his early introduction to counter the boundary-hungry duo of Devon Conway and Rachin Ravindra proved to be a strategic masterstroke. The right-arm pacer orchestrated a symphony of skill and precision, dismantling the Black Caps’ top order within the initial powerplay.
Amidst the storm he unleashed, a formidable partnership between Kane Williamson and Daryl Mitchell threatened India’s dominance. Yet, the 33-year-old emerged as the harbinger of breakthroughs, dismissing Williamson in the 33rd over and swiftly following up with the crucial wicket of Tom Latham.
The climax of his extraordinary performance unfolded in the penultimate over, the 49th when the Amroha-born cricketer’s pace-on delivery lured Lockie Ferguson into an outside edge. Wicketkeeper KL Rahul‘s safe hands secured the catch, culminating in an exhilarating victory for India and sealing their spot into the final battle of the highly prestigious cricketing extravaganza.
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Best bowling figures in World Cup history for India
Here are the best bowling performances for India in the illustrious history of ODI World Cups-
- Mohammed Shami – 7/57 vs New Zealand: ODI World Cup 2023
- Ashish Nehra – 6/23 vs England: ODI World Cup 2003
- Mohammed Shami – 5/18 vs Sri Lanka: ODI World Cup 2023
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