The ever bludgeoning Aussie top order was silenced on Tuesday by pacer Mohammad Shami who picked up a career best, 3-42 during the 4th ODI held at the JSCA stadium in Ranchi.
The ever bludgeoning Aussie top order was silenced on Tuesday by pacer Mohammad Shami who picked up a career best, 3-42 during the 4th ODI held at the JSCA stadium in Ranchi. The Aussie skipper was quick to point out that Shami’s pace was one to watch out in the forthcoming games.
Talking to the press after the match, Bailey said, “Obviously Shami bowled very well. He’s someone we haven’t seen in the series and he was a little bit quicker than what we expected. He certainly got movement off the seam. That’s something to be pretty aware of for the rest of the series. That’s obviously what’s going to be coming at us.”
Shami rocked the Australian top-order but the half-centuries from Bailey (98) and Glenn Maxwell (92), in a record 153-run fifth wicket stand, enabled them to post a challenging 295/8. However, rain played spoilsport when India were 27 for no loss after 4.1 overs and the match was abandoned, with Australia continuing to lead the series 2-1.
With Ishant Sharma now falling behind the pecking order, Shami has got a brilliant opportunity to prove Captain Dhoni and the selectors wrong by putting up a stellar performance on the pitch, like the one in Ranchi.
With Agencies inputs