What’s more thrilling than back-to-back-to-back sixes? A hat-trick; and in this World Cup we have seen two quality bowlers rise to the occasion and get their names written in golden words – Trent Boult and Mohammed Shami. What a brilliant last over by these two fine players!
BalleBaazi revisits the show put-up by these two gems in this blog.
Mohammed Shami up until India’s match against Afghanistan, us Indian fans were thinking that could anyone really
beat the Men in Blue in ICC World Cup 2019. Afghanistan made us really very nervous and then Virat Kohli turned to Shami to bowl the last over. It was kind of like the first T20 World Cup when
Mahi picked Joginder Sharma to bowl the last over, of course Shami had more runs to spare.
When the first ball was hit for a four, Nabi was on the verge of becoming a hero for his side, but guess it was Shami’s day. With a little bit of guidance from Dhoni, Shami became the second
Indian to take a hat-trick in the World Cup after Chetan Sharma. India needed an effort like this to show why they are the best ODI side in the world. As cliche as it may sound, India won the
match and Afghanistan won the heart.
Whenever the Kiwis play, one of the big players to watch out for is Trent Boult. A superb fielder
and an even more amazing bowler, Boult is the second bowler to take a hat-trick in this edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup. The ground was Lord’s and the opponent was Australia. Batting
first, Australia were looking to cross the 250 mark. But Boult had other plans. Who would have thought the last over of the innings will make Boult the first-ever New Zealand bowler to take a hat-trick in World Cups.
We all know how frustrating it is to bowl to the lower order batsmen as they just take their chances. A swing of bat, some edges here and there, and there goes the economy rate and at
times, the match. Both these bowlers stuck to their basics and kept on bowling Yorkers to get rid of the tail-enders and showed how a last over is supposed to be bowled. It would be interesting
to see who will come out as the better bowler, if these two teams meet. Rain played spoilsport
the last time when India and New Zealand were scheduled to play each other. Hope that’s not
the case this time around.
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