The Indian fast bowler, Mohammed Shami was one of the very few Indian cricketers, who had a fairly decent outing in the World Test Champions (WTC) final against New Zealand in Southampton. He brought the best out of himself with the ball against the Kiwis. The veteran fast bowler managed to take 4 dismissals in the first innings when he got the wickets of Ross Taylor, BJ Watling, Colin de Grandhomme, and Kyle Jamieson. The pacer registered a brilliant four-wicket haul.
Talking about his batting performance in the first innings, Mohammed Shami played just one delivery but managed to hit it for a boundary. He remained not out in the first innings before the Indian team was bundled out for a meager score of 217. Coming to the second innings, the Indian team failed to bat well as they succumbed to Kiwis’ pressure. Indians were supposed to bat well in the second innings but fell like a pack of cards while facing the Kiwi bowling attack.
Rohit Sharma scored 30 runs at the top and after his dismissal, India also lost the wickets of Pujara, Rahane, Kohli were dismissed. India needed some help from the middle-order batsmen. Rishabh Pant provided some resistance by scoring 41 but was dismissed by left-arm pacer Trent Boult.
Soon after that, wickets kept on falling and in the end, Indian tail-enders tried their best to score runs for their side in the Final. When India lost 9 wickets, it was Mohammed Shami who played a cameo. Interestingly, Mohammed Shami went on to hit more boundaries than Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli put together.
Meanwhile, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson brilliantly set up a field placement by putting a flying slip. Then again, when Mohammed Shami tried to go for a big shot off Tim Southee’s bowling, he swung his bat. As it turned out, he mistimed the ball as the ball traveled behind the stumps. Tom Latham took a good catch.
Here is the video of the dismissal:
What a great field placement 🔥 Kane Williamson is just awesome 🙌🏻 pic.twitter.com/EFQsaRoBwb
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