WTC Final: Mohammed Shami picked up two wickets within the first session on Day 5.© AFP
Mohammed Shami had wrapped a towel over the decrease half of his physique within the remaining moments of the primary session on Day 5 of the World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand in Southampton. Shami was seen draped in a towel whereas strolling again to the dressing room at lunch break and followers got here up with hilarious reactions to the Indian pacer’s distinctive get-up. One consumer in contrast Shami’s weird outfit to these worn by actor Ranveer Singh, who is sort of well-liked for his equally weird wardrobe.
— Susmit Mukherjee (@SusmitMukherje5) June 22, 2021
Some customers referred to the chilly circumstances in Southampton and hinted at Shami’s “new costume” for cricket in these circumstances.
Mohammed Shami has a brand new costume for cricket in chilly circumstances pic.twitter.com/0KgWq7Itdk
— Nirmal TV (@nirmaltv) June 22, 2021
— Vismit Bhalekar (@BhalekarVismit) June 22, 2021
References to Bollywood movies had been additionally made.
— Mandar. (@Mandar12_) June 22, 2021
Shami impressed with the ball within the morning session on Day 5, choosing up two essential wickets of Ross Taylor and BJ Watling in New Zealand’s first innings.
Taylor was caught brilliantly by Shubman Gill at mid-off for 11 whereas BJ Watling was bowled by way of the gate.
After rain played spoilsport on all days of the Test up to now, play on Day 5 started an hour late than schedule with New Zealand 101 for two in reply for India’s 217 within the first innings.
India gained benefit within the session by dismissing Taylor, Henry Nicholls and Watling as Shami, Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah mixed to maintain New Zealand’s scoring fee in test.
The International Cricket Council has provisioned a reserve day for this Test and the match is anticipated to prolonged right into a sixth day with two full innings left to be accomplished.
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