Mohammad Shami’s First-Ball Wicket Boosts Confidence in Win

Another stunning win of India in the World Cup 2023. On October 22, India faced New Zealand at HPCA Stadium in Dharamshala. It was an interesting match for both teams. India did not have a good track record against the Blackcaps in the ICC tournaments. But in this match, India snatched the win from the opponent. Indian bowlers just dominated the Kiwi batters. Mohammad Shami was the player of the match because of his sensational performance in the match. After the match, he talked about his performance.

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Shami’s spectacular performance:

Mohammad Shami is the face of the Indian pace department. He was just magnificent in this match. Shami took 5 wickets in 54 runs. He got his cond five-wicket haul after the India vs. Australia series just before the World Cup. he was in the squad but didn’t get a chance to play in the previous four games. When he got the chance against New Zealand, he nailed it in every way. In front of Shami’s Pace, Kiwi batters were just helpless. 

Mohammad Shami is a real match-winner for India. His bowling is a key strength of the Indian bowling side. He has years of experience. He was in excellent form in the 2019 World Cup too. He played only 4 matches in that tournament. He picked up 14 wickets in four matches including two 4-wicket and one 5-wicket hauls. In the 2023 World Cup, Shami started showing his class from his first match. It is a great asset to India.

Shami’s Words: 

After the amazing contribution, Mohammad Shami was awarded as the Player of The Match. In the presentation, he said, “ Got a lot of confidence after taking a wicket on the first ball. If your teammates are doing well, you should support them, it’s important that the team performs well, and I understand that. It was important to pick those late wickets, you always want your team to be on the top side. Very happy that I got those wickets and India is on top of the table.”

India registered a dominant win against the Kiwis. It was a huge victory after a long time. India was in an outstanding form. In the first innings, the bowler dominated the Kiwi batters. In the second innings, Indian batters dominated the Kiwi bowling attack. Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill gave a nice start. Unfortunately, Rohit Sharma missed his half-century by 4 runs. He got out on 46.

After that, Shubman got out on 26 runs. Shreyas Iyer scored 33 runs in 29 balls. Virat Kohli was the savior of the match. He played an exceptional innings of 95 runs in 104 balls. His inning was contained with 8 boundaries and 2 over-boundaries. He dragged India closer to winning. India bagged a 4-wicket win against New Zealand. India is the only team who is unbeaten in the tournament. They are in a great rhythm. On October 29, they will face England in their next fixture.    

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