Mohammed Shami’s five-wicket haul helped India bowl out New Zealand for 296 in the Cricket World Cup on Wednesday, bringing the Men in Blue back into the contest.
New Zealand were cruising at 236/3 at one point in their innings, but Shami’s five-wicket haul helped India to pull things back. Shami dismissed Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, and Matt Henry to finish with figures of 5/54.
Shami’s five-wicket haul is his third in ODIs and his first in the World Cup. It is also his first five-wicket haul against New Zealand.
Shami’s performance was crucial for India, as it helped them to restrict New Zealand to a manageable total. India are now chasing 297 to win the match and stay alive in the World Cup.
Shami’s impact on the match
Shami’s impact on the match was huge. He was able to break the crucial partnership between Mitchell and Latham, and he then went on to pick up three more wickets to finish with a five-wicket haul.
Shami’s bowling was accurate and consistent. He was able to bowl in the right areas and make the New Zealand batsmen play. He also used his bouncers to good effect, and he was able to trouble the batsmen with his pace.
Shami’s performance is a testament to his quality as a bowler. He is one of the best bowlers in the world, and he is a key player for India.
Shami is a very versatile bowler. He can bowl at good pace, and he can also swing the ball. He is also very good at bowling in the right areas.
Shami’s biggest strength is his accuracy and consistency. He is able to bowl the same ball over and over again, and he is very difficult to score off.
Shami is also a very good bowler at the death. He is able to bowl yorkers and slower balls with accuracy, and he is very difficult to hit.
Mohammed Shami’s five-wicket haul brought India back into the contest against New Zealand in the Cricket World Cup on Wednesday. Shami’s performance was crucial for India, as it helped them to restrict New Zealand to a manageable total.
Shami is one of the best bowlers in the world, and he is a key player for India. He is a very versatile bowler with a lot of strengths. His accuracy, consistency, and ability to bowl at the death make him a very dangerous bowler.
India will be hoping that Shami can continue to perform well in the rest of the World Cup. If he can do that, he can help India to win the tournament.