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Shami Becomes First Indian Bowler To Claim Seven Wickets In A Single ODI Cricket Match


In a historic display of skill and precision, Mohammed Shami etched his name in cricketing history by becoming the first Indian bowler to pick seven wickets in a One Day International (ODI). This extraordinary feat unfolded during India’s World Cup semifinal clash against New Zealand in Mumbai on Wednesday.

Shami’s Magnificent Figures

  • Shami’s stellar performance saw him conclude with figures of 7/57, a display of bowling excellence that played a pivotal role in India’s triumph over New Zealand.
  • This remarkable achievement surpassed the previous best by Stuart Binny, who held the record with figures of 6/4.

Setting a New Benchmark in World Cups

  • Not only did Shami secure a personal milestone, but he also etched his name in the annals of World Cup history.
  • His spell marked the best bowling figures by an Indian bowler in the prestigious tournament, eclipsing the previous record held by Ashish Nehra, who managed 6/23 against England in the 2003 World Cup.

Seven Crucial Wickets

  • Shami’s mastery with the ball accounted for the dismissals of key New Zealand batsmen, including Devon Conway, Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson, Tom Latham, Lockie Ferguson, and Tim Southee.
  • His ability to dismantle the opposition’s batting lineup showcased his skill and determination on the grand stage.

Leading Wicket-Taker of the Tournament

With this exceptional seven-wicket haul, Shami ascended to the summit of the highest wicket-takers in the current edition of the World Cup.

Top bowling performances for India in One Day Internationals (ODIs):

Bowlers Opponents Venue Year Wickets
Mohammed Shami NZ Mumbai 2023 World Cup 7-57
Stuart Binny BAN Mirpur 2014 6/4
Anil Kumble WI Kolkata 1993 6/12
Jasprit Bumrah ENG The Oval 2022 6/19
Mohammed Siraj SL Colombo RPS 2023 6/21
Ashish Nehra ENG Durban 2003 6/23

Fastest to 50 Wickets and Record-Breaking Hauls

Mohammed Shami make history to claim 2nd 5-wicket haul in World Cups

  • During the innings, Shami also achieved the milestone of becoming the fastest bowler to claim 50 wickets in the quadrennial event, showcasing his consistency and impact in World Cup tournaments.
  • Additionally, he became the first bowler ever to secure four five-wicket hauls in World Cup history, a testament to his dominance on the global stage.

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