Mohammad Shami dismisses Colin Munro: The Indian fast bowler clean bowled New Zealand’s opening batsman with a beauty.
During the first ODI of the ongoing India’s tour of New Zealand at Napier, India fast bowler Mohammad Shami drew first blood as he dismissed the Kiwi opening batsmen in his first spell.
Opening the bowling with Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shami made an impact on the penultimate delivery of his first over as New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill (5) chopped a delivery back to his stumps.
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Coming on the back of a wicket-maiden, Shami conceded a four off Kane Williamson on the first ball of his second over. However, he came back strongly to dismiss Munro (8) on the third delivery.
In which was the first time when Shami went around the wicket, outstanding seam movement had it in it to completely deceive the batsmen. Failing to hit the ball in his attempt of playing a drive saw Munro walking back to the pavilion, reducing New Zealand to 18-2.
Brilliant opening burst from Shami. Carrying on from Australia. That seam is a thing of joy.
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With Guptill’s wicket, Shami also became the fastest Indian bowler to reach 100 ODI wickets. Having made his ODI debut in 2013, it has taken Shami 56 matches to reach the milestone. Veteran pacer Irfan Pathan had the record (59) earlier for an Indian bowler.
Earlier, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson had won the toss and chose to bat. Bringing in batsman Ambati Rayudu and chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav in place of wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, India made a couple of changes to their squad which played in the Melbourne ODI against Australia.
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