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India vs England: Mohammed Shami joins elite list with World Cup fifer

India fast bowler Mohammed Shami registered his first five-wicket haul in the World Cup encounter against England at Edgbaston on Sunday.

cricket Updated: Jul 01, 2019 07:53 IST
HT Correspondent
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Mohammed Shami celebrates taking his fifth wicket.
Mohammed Shami celebrates taking his fifth wicket.(AP)
         

India fast bowler Mohammed Shami registered his first five-wicket haul in the World Cup encounter against England at Edgbaston on Sunday. With the feat, the right-armer became the only player after Shahid Afridi to take four or more wickets in three conscecutive World Cup matches. Afridi had acheived the feat back in 2011 World Cup.

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Shami also became only the second Indian to take four wickets or more in three consecutive matches, only after Narendra Hirwani, who achieved the feat in 1988.

 

Shami’s 5/69 is also the second most expensive five-wicket haul in a World Cup encounter, only after England’s Steven Finn who registered figures of 5/71 against Australia in 2015.

The seamer dismissed Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler and Chris Woakes to complete his maiden five-wicket haul. This was the best ODI figures registered by the 28-year-old, whose previous best was 4/16 which he attained in the previous match against West Indies.

England posted a total of 337/7 in 50 overs against India.

First Published: Jun 30, 2019 19:56 IST

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