Mohammad Shami on Wednesday became the most successful Indian bowler in the history of the World Cup as he single-handedly destroyed New Zealand to guide India into the World Cup final.
Batting first, India posted a total of 397-4 in 50 overs with Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer both scoring centuries.
In reply, New Zealand were bowled out for 327. Shami finished with a seven-wicket haul, making him the most successful Indian bowler in the history of the World Cup. He took seven. This was his third 5-wicket haul in this World Cup. He now has 54 wickets from 17 matches, surpassing Zaheer Khan, who had taken 44 wickets from 23 matches.
India have now secured a place in the World Cup final by registering a 70-run win over New Zealand.
Shami, who was declared Player Of The Match, said that he was waiting for the right moment in his career since he had not played the white ball cricket at the international level a lot.
Shami said that he was gutted on dropping Kane Williamson’s catch. However, only moments later, he was able to dismiss the New Zealand skipper by using his slow delivery.