Watch: Mohammed Shami castles Ben Stokes with a swinging delivery in IND vs ENG ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 match
Mohammed Shami sent back Ben Stokes on a duck in IND vs ENG ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 match.
England won the toss and opted to bowl first, successfully limiting India to 229/9. Their bowlers executed this plan quite effectively, limiting India to a low total. India faced early trouble at 40/3, with their top-order batsmen struggling. However, the ship was steadied by the partnership of Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul. Rohit Sharma played an exceptional innings, contributing a significant 87 runs, while Rahul added 39 valuable runs, and Suryakumar Yadav further boosted the innings with a score of 49.
In the end, the lower-order batsmen and the tail-enders made important contributions to help India achieved a respectable total on a pitch that was challenging for batting due to its slow nature.
In the 2nd innings, England’s pursuit of the target got off to a promising start, reaching a score of 30/0. However, their fortunes took a swift turn as they lost four quick wickets in succession. This setback was largely due to the outstanding bowling performance of Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami, who consistently troubled English batsmen. Among English batsmen who fell victim to this formidable bowling duo, Dawid Malan’s dismissal was particularly notable as he ended up chopping the ball onto his stumps. Adding to England’s woes, their key player, Joe Root, was dismissed for a golden duck.
Mohammed Shami castles Ben Stokes with a swinging delivery
Ben Stokes entered the batting crease when England were facing a challenging situation at 30-2. However, Stokes struggled to find his rhythm against Mohammed Shami’s skillful deliveries. He faced ten balls but failed to score a single run, and his frustration became evident as he repeatedly missed the ball.
Eventually, Shami delivered a brilliant ball that caused Stokes to expose his stumps, and his wicket was knocked down. This led to Stokes departing from the field without contributing any runs to the team’s chase. It was a demanding and frustrating outing for Stokes, who found himself outwitted by the exceptional bowling skills of Shami.
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As of now, England are struggling at 61 for the loss of five wickets after 17 overs, and they face the daunting task of scoring an additional 169 runs to secure a victory.