WC: Shami becomes the fastest bowler to take 50 World Cup wickets
By siliconindia | Thursday, 16 November 2023, 09:41:14 AM IST
Mohammed Shami achieved a remarkable feat in the first semi-final of the ICC World Cup against New Zealand at the Wankhede Stadium by becoming the fastest Indian bowler to take 50 wickets in One Day Internationals. His exceptional performance helped India secure a crucial victory and also earned him a place in the record books.
Shami now has a total of 50 wickets in World Cups in 17 innings, the quickest by anyone, beating Starc's 19. He is also the seventh after Glenn McGrath, Muttiah Muralitharan, Starc, Lasith Malinga, Wasim Akram and Trent Boult to reach the 50-wicket landmark in the history of the mega event.
In a remarkable display of bowling, Shami finished his spell with 7 wickets for just 57 runs in 9.5 overs. He also claimed his fourth ODI World Cup five-wicket haul, surpassing Australia's Mitchell Starc who has taken three five-wicket hauls in ODI World Cup matches.
Earlier in the tournament, Shami had claimed five-wicket hauls against New Zealand and Sri Lanka in the league stage. With his seven-wicket haul on Wednesday, the Bengal speedster is now the leading wicket-taker in the ongoing World Cup with 23 scalps from just six matches.
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