India vs England, World Cup 2019: Shami claims maiden 5-wicket haul

After claiming two successive four-wicket hauls, India pacer Mohammed Shami snared his first five-for in the 2019 World Cup match against England.

Shami has claimed 13 wickets in the three matches at the World Cup.   -  AP

Alarm bells would have rung in the heads of Indian supporters when pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar pulled his hamstring nearly a fortnight ago during India's win over Pakistan at Old Trafford, Manchester, in World Cup 2019. 

But skipper Virat Kohli wasn't unduly worried because he had a fit Mohammed Shami raring to go. "He (Bhuvneshwar) is going to be an important factor for us so hopefully he can recover in time. But we have Shami with us and it shouldn't be much of a worry for us," said Kohli.

Shami has measured up with a clutch of wickets in the matches against Afghanistan, West Indies and England.

In three matches, he has 13 wickets at an enviable average of 9.61, including a stunning last over hat-trick against Afghanistan to seal a 11-run win.

Shami at 2019 World Cup

4/40 vs Afghanistan

4/14 vs West Indies

5/69 vs England

 

He claimed his first career five-wicket haul in ODIs, against England at Edgbaston on Sunday. Shami played a key role in restraining England, taking the key wickets of  Jonny Bairstow and Eoin Morgan when the host's were looking set for a massive score in excess of 350. Shami, however, struggled at the death. He ended with 5/69, conceding 44 runs in his final three overs while picking up three wickets. 

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