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):
|Mohammed Shami||NZ||Mumbai||2023 World Cup||7-57|
|Jasprit Bumrah||ENG||The Oval||2022||6/19|
|Mohammed Siraj||SL||Colombo RPS||2023||6/21|
Fastest to 50 Wickets and Record-Breaking Hauls
- 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.