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Mohammed Shami’s stunning last over help India win against Australia
By SMCS - Oct 17, 2022 2:40 pm
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India have registered a thrilling win over Australia by 6 runs during the warm-up game at the Gabba in Brisbane. It was indeed an eventful day for the Indian team as Mohammed Shami sealed the deal in the final over when they needed to defend 11 runs as well.

Mohammed Shami
Mohammed Shami bowled a brilliant delivery

Rohit Sharma brought Shami into the attack in the final over where he conceded 4 runs off the first two balls. The third delivery saw the dismissal of Pat Cummins, courtesy of Virat Kohli’s stunning catch in the boundary line. However, Ashton Agar got run out in the very next ball.

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Mohammed Shami bowled a yorker at the off-stump and Josh Inglis tried to swing the ball but missed badly and got bowled. And, he finished with the scalp of Kane Richardson with another yorker. He also missed the swing and the ball hit the off-stump, helping Shami register a stunning spell of 1-0-4-3. Notably, Shami bowled only one over in the entire game and turned the table.

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After the game, Rohit Sharma said- “I thought we batted well, towards the end we could have added 10-15 runs more. We always want a set batter to stay till the end, SKY did it, overall a great batting effort with nice bounce, was a pitch where you can trust your shots. You got to be smart with batting on grounds like these. You can’t forget to push the balls into the gaps, scoring 8-9 runs in an over can be quite an effective plan. It was a great practice game for us. There is room for improvement, but I want more consistency from the bowlers. You need to keep things simple and hit the deck hard. Overall a good game for us, they had a decent partnership and that put us under pressure. He (Shami) is coming back after a long time, so we wanted to give him an over. Wanted to give him a challenge and let him bowl the final over, and you saw what he did.”

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