Last Update on: September 24th, 2023 at 12:28 pm
Former Australia captain Mark Waugh hailed Mohammed Shami after his marvelous bowling show in IND vs AUS 1st ODI. Mark Waugh said that Mohammed Shami hit the perfect length while bowling.
Mohammed Shami was the star of the recent India vs Australia 1st ODI on Friday, September 22. The right-arm pacer hunted 5 wickets for 51 runs in his 10-over spell to win the player of the match award.
Mohammed Shami Hit The Perfect Length: Mark Waugh
While speaking on Jio Cinema’s show ‘Match Centre Live’, former Australia player Mark Waugh heaped praises on Mohammed Shami after his fifer against Australia. Waugh noted that Shami hit the perfect length while bowling and threatened Aussie batters with his half-volley length.
“He (Mohammed Shami) hit the perfect length and that’s where he got the batsmen caught at the crease. So not too short or not too full. Just the perfect length where you get a little bit of movement.
You’re going to hit the stumps still, but the batsmen can’t get a four. Shami was always threatening with that half-volley length. It’s a fine margin, but on this type of track, you need to be spot on,” Mark Waugh said.
With Mohammed Shami’s brilliant spell, India bowled out Australia for 276 in the 1st ODI in Mohali. Shami’s dismissals comprised key batters like Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, and Marcus Stoinis.
During the chase, Indian openers Ruturaj Gaikwad (71) and Shibman Gill (74) scored half-centuries to provide an incredible start to the batting. Later, Suryakumar Yadav and KL Rahul slammed the fifties to drive the team to victory in the 49th over by 5 wickets.
India leads the three-match series 1-0. IND vs AUS 2nd ODI takes place on Sunday, September 24 at Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore. Rohit Sharma is not part of the first two games. In his absence, KL Rahul leads India in the series.