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'Would Have Been 400 But For Mohammed Shami': Netizens Hail Team India Pacer For 5 Wickets Against England & 4-wicket-hauls In 3 Straight World Cup Matches

Written By Koushik Narayanan | Mumbai | Published:


  • Mohammed Shami picked up five wickets in the match against England, taking his World Cup 2019 tally to 13
  • Shami has picked up three consecutive four-wicket hauls in the World Cup, while conceding 69 runs in 10 overs against England at Edgbaston, Birmingham
  • Jasprit Bumrah played the back-up role as he conceded 44 runs in 10 overs at an economy rate of 4.40

Indian pacer Mohammed Shami picked his third consecutive four-wicket haul in the ongoing World Cup, taking his tally to 13 wickets in three matches. Shami picked up crucial wickets in the match against England at Edgbaston, Birmingham on 30 June, getting rid of star batsmen Ben Stokes and Joe Root. 

Shami conceded 69 runs off his 10 overs, picking up five wickets at an economy rate of 6.90. Shami has been in sublime form since his comeback to the playing eleven and has picked up crucial wickets in the games against Afghanistan, West Indies, and England. His five-wicket haul was the first for an Indian bowler in this tournament. 

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Indian fans were overjoyed with Shami's performance, as Twitteratis heaped praises on the pacer. Read some of the reactions below:

Shami received a good back-up from death over specialist Jasprit Bumrah, who got just one wicket but restricted his ten over spell by conceding just 44 runs at an economy of 4.40. Netizens showered praise on the duo, as they complimented each other very well. Read the reactions here: 

India will have to chase 338 in order to seal a berth at the semi-finals in this match.

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