Mohammed Shami performed well in the practice match of the T20 World Cup. The Indian team defeated Australia by 6 runs in a close match. Shami took 4 wickets in 4 balls in the last over. In this, he took 3 wickets while one run out. Earlier, no Indian bowler could do this in 4 consecutive balls. There were questions about Shami's performance, as he had not played any match for the last 3 months. He has brought relief to the team management with his performance. Before the start of the tournament, the Indian team suffered a major setback. Apart from fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah, all-rounder, Ravindra Jadeja has been out due to injury.
Mohammed Shami did not get a chance to bowl for 19 overs in the match. In the 20th over, captain Rohit Sharma handed him the ball. Earlier, Indian bowlers had looted a lot of runs in the death overs. Pat Cummins scored 4 runs in the first 2 balls of the over. On the third ball, he tried to play a big shot. But Virat Kohli, standing at long-on, took the best catch. Had this ball gone for a six, the match would have been almost over.
Agar is run out
Aston Agar could not score on the fourth ball, but he ran for the run. Meanwhile, the wicketkeeper gave the ball to Shami. He runs out Agar by making a direct throw. On the next 2 balls, Shami first bowled Jose English and then Kane Richardson, giving the team a thrilling 6-run victory. The Indian team scored 186 runs in the match. In reply, Australia's team could score only 180 runs. The Indian team will play against New Zealand in their second warm-up match tomorrow i.e. on 19 October.
Former Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar said that Shami is such a bowler who dominates the batsmen. In such a situation, he is the best option of Jasprit Bumrah. Team India will go against Pakistan in its first match of Super-12 on 23 October. In last year's T20 World Cup, Pakistan defeated Team India by 10 wickets. In such a situation, the team led by Rohit Sharma would also like to avenge the defeat.