In the Mumbai ODI, India restricted Australia to 188 runs, in which the pair of fast bowlers, Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj played the biggest role. Both got 3-3 wickets.
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New Delhi: Team India got the kind of start they wanted in the ODI series against Australia. Friday, March 17, was a good day for India, at least in terms of results. How was the performance, that is the subject of discussion and analysis. KL Rahul A fighting innings by Ravindra Jadeja and an all-round performance by Ravindra Jadeja gave India a 5-wicket win in the first match played in Mumbai, but the foundation had already been laid when Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj together within 25 balls. Australia was destroyed.
In the match at the Wankhede Stadium, Indian team’s acting captain Hardik Pandya had chosen to bowl first and Team India entered the match with 4 pacers including Pandya. The Indian pacers also showed their mettle and played the biggest role in bundling out Australia for 188 runs. Pandya, Shami and Siraj together took 7 out of 10 wickets.
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From the beginning to the end of the Australian innings, Indian pacers showed their fire. Especially Shami and Siraj proved fatal for Australia. It was started by Mohammed Shami in the 28th over. The fourth ball of this over remained empty, while the wicket was found on the fifth and the sixth also remained empty. After this, Shami took the wicket of Cameron Green in his next over and did not give any runs. Shami returned again and the next over was also wicket-maiden. That is, Shami (3/17) did not give any run in 15 consecutive balls and took 3 wickets.
What a delivery THAT from Mohammad Shami 🔥🔥
He has scalped 3️⃣ wickets in no time!
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Siraj did it
Siraj (3/29) did the same thing again. Siraj, who took the first wicket in the second over of the innings, returned in the 34th over and put Australia in even more trouble by taking out the maiden over. In the 36th over, Siraj took the first 3 balls empty and dropped the last wicket on the fourth ball. That is, Shami and Siraj kept Australia tied in 25 consecutive balls and took 5 wickets without giving any runs, which stopped Australia for just 188 runs.
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