Shami’s bouncer hits Lyon: The Indian fast bowler bowled a real nasty delivery to Australian tail-ender.
During the fourth day of the second Test of the ongoing India’s tour of Australia at Perth, India fast bowler Mohammad Shami bowled a real nasty bouncer to Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon.
The line and length of the ball was so apt that it hit the batsman in the head after he failed in his attempt to play the pull shot. With the ball hitting the grill of Lyon’s helmet, there was an initial worry as India captain Virat Kohli rushed to the batsman to check if he’s fine.
Fortunately for him, Lyon didn’t get injured. The physio of the Australian team immediately rushed to the ground to check on his opener. It is the process these days that physios take a minor concussion test when the batsman is hit on his head just to make sure that there is no major trouble.
It all happened on the fourth delivery of the 87th over. After a brief delay, Lyon was ready to face the next ball. Apparently, it turned out to be his last for the innings as lack of room forced him to slash a incoming short delivery to Hanuma Vihari at deep point. Lyon ended up scoring 5 (10) with the help of one four.
The dismissal also saw Shami registering his career-best bowling figures of 24-8-56-6. In which is his fourth five-wicket haul in Test cricket, it is the first time that he had picked six wickets in an innings. Shami was brutal after the lunch as he picked up three wickets in quick succession to dent back the hosts.
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“His grill has saved him there.”
— Telegraph Sport (@telegraph_sport) December 17, 2018
Read some of the latest Twitter reactions on Shami below:
Shami is not bowling a spell. He is casting one.
— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) December 17, 2018
Shami is opening this game up. Might be “Second Innings Shami” but he is delivering wickets. Looking like a wicket every ball …
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) December 17, 2018
Shami bowled very well on this wicket, the Aussie bowlers will have their turn now! #starc150plus
— Mitchell Johnson (@MitchJohnson398) December 17, 2018
Most wickets for India in 2018 in Tests:
39 – Mohammed Shami*
38 – Ravichandran Ashwin
37 – Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma #AUSvsIND
— Umang Pabari (@UPStatsman) December 16, 2018
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) December 17, 2018