New Delhi. The magic of Indian fast bowler Mohammad Shami was also seen during the World Cup 2023 semi-final match against New Zealand at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Shami took five wickets again. This is the third time Shami has taken five wickets in the current World Cup. Shami has reached this big record in the World Cup for the fourth time in the 50-over World Cup. With this, he has broken the big record of Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc. He took five wickets in the World Cup thrice in his career. On the basis of this brilliant bowling, the Indian team defeated New Zealand and entered the final, where Rohit Sharma & Co. will take on the winner of Semi-Final-2 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Australian spin bowler Adam Zampa has also taken five wickets three times in World Cup 2023. Now Shami has also equaled it. Captain Rohit Sharma did not trust Shami during the opening matches of the World Cup. He was not given a chance in the playing XI. Shardul Thakur has been given a chance as an additional all-rounder in his place. Shami got a chance in the league match against New Zealand and stunned everyone by taking five wickets.
Shami took 2 wickets in 3 balls
India lost two wickets to New Zealand cheaply while defending a target of 398 runs. This was followed by a 181-run partnership for the third wicket between captain Kane Williamson and Darrell Mitchell. The speed at which both were making runs, it seemed that the Kiwi team would not lose the match so easily. In the 33rd over, after Shami scored a half-century, Williamson was caught out by Suryakumar Yadav. New batsman Tom Latham was also dismissed LBW in Shami’s over on Shami’s personal score after two balls.
Both the openers were out
Earlier, Mohammad Shami also gave success to India in both the starts. Devin Conway, who scored 13 runs, was caught behind the wicket by KL Rahul on a personal score of 13 runs. Soon the second opener Rachin Ravindra was dismissed by Shami at the hands of Rahul at the score of 13 runs.
First published: November 15, 2023, 22:32 IST