Shami’s 7 Wickets: India’s cricket journey in the World Cup has been nothing short of a good one. The first ICC ODI World Cup 2023 semi-final match against New Zealand was at Wankhede Stadium. India into the final of ICC World Cup 2023.
Record-Breaking Performance by Mohammed Shami: Shami’s 7 Wickets
- Shami achieved the best-ever bowling figures for India in ODIs during the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. Shami’s 7 Wickets against New Zealand gave India a 70-run victory at the Wankhede Stadium on November 15. Shami’s good performance secured India’s place in the ODI World Cup final, marking their fourth appearance.
- Historic Achievements in ODI World Cup: Shami is now the only Indian bowler to claim a seven-wicket in ODI World Cup history. He surpassed Stuart Binny’s previous record of a six-wicket haul against Bangladesh in 2014. Shami’s feat also stands out bowling achievement of a seven-wicket haul in a World Cup knockout match.
- Exclusive Club of Seven-Wicket Hauls: Mohammed Shami joins a select group of five players who have claimed a seven-wicket haul in ODI World Cups. The exclusive club includes Glenn McGrath, Andy Bichel, Tim Southee, and Winston Davis.
- Impressive World Cup Stats: Shami has been outstanding throughout the World Cup, amassing a total of 23 wickets in just six matches. His performance includes 5 wickets against New Zealand in Dharamshala, 4 wickets against England in Lucknow, and a 7-wicket in the semi-finals against New Zealand in Mumbai.
- Key Moments in the Semi-Final: In Mumbai, Shami initiated India’s defense by dismissing Devon Conway and Rachin Ravindra early on. Despite a strong partnership between Kane Williamson and Daryl Mitchell, Shami made a decisive comeback, taking Williamson’s wicket and subsequently dismissing Tom Latham and Mitchell. Shami continued his dominance, cleaning up New Zealand’s tail by dismissing Tim Southee and Lockie Ferguson, limiting them to 327 runs in 48.5 overs.
Rohit Sharma as a Batsman and Captain
Rohit Sharma, brilliant captaincy and batsmanship in the World Cup semi-final. He started his batting with a bang. He has scored 47 in 29 balls with 4 fours and 4 sixes. He played fearlessly. Rohit’s set the momentum for a big score. Acknowledging the challenges, he praised the top order’s batsmen, especially Shreyas Iyer. Rohit’s performance wasn’t just about scoring runs; it was a masterclass in leading by example.
India’s Batsmen’s Dominance
- Shubman Gill took charge after Rohit’s dismissal.
- Virat Kohli’s historic 50th ODI century, surpassing Sachin Tendulkar.
- Shreyas Iyer’s back-to-back tons with aggressive six-hitting.
- Rahul’s contribution took India’s total close to 400, a formidable score.
Kane Williamson’s Acknowledgment
- Williamson congratulates India on their outstanding performance in the semi-final match.
- He appreciates the fight displayed by his team.
- He praises India’s top-class batting.
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