In the semi-final match held at Wankhede Stadium, Mohammed Shami has created history by taking 7 wickets of 7 New Zealanders and has made many records in his name.
Mohammad Shami 7 Wickets Haul: The India vs New Zealand semi-final was aptly named ‘Shami-Final’ given by cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar. Indian bowler Mohammed Shami has made many big records in his name by taking 7 wickets in this match.
In this match, the Indian team won the toss and batted first and gave a big target of 398 runs to New Zealand. Meanwhile, Virat Kohli (117) and Shreyas Iyer (107) played century innings. Virat created a world record by completing his 50th ODI century. After this, while bowling, Mohammed Shami bowled such a spell that many records were broken.
While New Zealand was batting, Shami first dismissed both the openers Devon Conway and Rachin Ravindra on the score of 13-13 runs. After this, the pair of Daryl Mitchell and Kane Williamson put the Indian team in a serious dilemma. Both the batsmen made a partnership of 181 runs. Shami took the wicket of Williamson (69) first on the second ball of the 32nd over, taking the Indian team out of the maze.
After this, on the fourth ball of the same over, Shami sent Tom Latham out LBW on zero and sent him to the pavilion. Daryl Mitchell, who was playing a blazing century by scoring 134 runs in 119 balls, was about to take the victory away from India when Shami also hunted him. Shami sent Mitchell to the pavilion after getting caught by Ravindra Jadeja and completed his third wicket in this World Cup.
After this, while ending the innings, Shami sent Tim Southee (9) and Loki Ferguson (6) to the pavilion by getting caught by wicketkeeper KL Rahul. Due to which he completed his 7 wickets in this match. Shami gave 57 runs in his spell of 9.5 overs. This is the best spell by an Indian bowler in the history of ODI cricket.