New Delhi. Doubts were being raised on Mohammed Shami playing in the second ODI. In 2023, this fast bowler got only 4 wickets in 4 ODIs and his economy was also high. In the second ODI against New Zealand (IND vs NZ), Shami made a great comeback and took 3 wickets. Due to this, the Kiwi team returned to the pavilion after scoring 108 runs in 34.3 overs. 8 batters could not reach double figures. Glenn Phillips scored the maximum 36 runs. Hardik Pandya and Washington Sundar also took 2-2 wickets. The Indian team is ahead 1-0 in the 3-match series. Talking about it, the New Zealand team is at number-1 in the ODI rankings. If the Indian team makes a clean sweep in the series, then it will reach the top.
Talking about 32-year-old Mohammed Shami, he bowled 6 overs. That means a total of 36 balls were bowled. 30 balls were dots. That means runs were not scored on it. Shami took 3 wickets and gave only 16 runs. Also bowled a maiden over. Shami first bowled Phil Allen on a score of zero. This was the first over of the innings. Then caught Daryl Mitchell on his own ball on the score of one run. In the second spell, he took the big wicket of Michael Bracewell. He scored 22 runs off 30 balls. In the first match, Bracewell played a century innings of 140 runs.
4 wickets in 5 matches
Before the second ODI, Mohammed Shami could take only 4 wickets in the last 5 matches. During this, he did not even get a wicket in 2 matches. Best performance was 2 wickets by giving 20 runs. Talking about his overall ODI career, he has taken 159 wickets in 86 innings of 87 matches at an average of 26. Has taken 4 wickets 9 times and 5 wickets once. 5 wickets for 69 runs is the best performance.
Earlier talk was coming that Umran Malik might get a chance in the second ODI instead of Mohammed Shami. But now Shami’s performance has increased the difficulty of Umran. Jammu and Kashmir fast bowler Umran took 5 wickets in 2 ODIs against Sri Lanka. The last match of the series will be played on 24 January.
FIRST PUBLISHED : January 21, 2023, 16:55 IST