India beat New Zealand in Hyderabad ODI to take 1-0 lead in series
Mohammad Siraj, who played the match at his home, took 4 wickets in the match.
The whole family including mother was present in the stadium to watch his match
New Delhi. Rohit Sharma’s team India won the first match of the 3 ODI series against New Zealand in Hyderabad. But the dice of the match could have turned either way. Only one New Zealand player had brought trouble on the face of the entire Indian team. Despite scoring 350 runs, India won the Hyderabad ODI by 12 runs. Well, in cricket, in the end, only the result matters and it went in favor of Team India. If Shubman Gill’s double century is important in this victory of India, then the contribution of Mohammad Siraj will be considered equally important. He bowled amazingly at his home. He not only bowled economically, but also took 4 wickets.
If the local boy Siraj had not shown his strength in bowling, then New Zealand’s Michael Bracewell (140) would have won New Zealand. But before the match, Siraj had got that weapon, on the basis of which he worked to rescue the team trapped in trouble in Hyderabad. Actually, that weapon was the blessings of mother Shabana Begum. Siraj did not even participate in the team’s practice session before the match. He had gone to meet friends and family. Despite this, when he came on the field, the Kiwis became the death of the batsmen. This was the effect of mother’s prayers.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : January 19, 2023, 07:06 IST