Updated: June 23, 2019 3:45:09 am
Mohammed Shami became the second India bowler to take a World Cup hat-trick on Saturday after Chetan’s Sharma feat in 1987. In a remarkable display of skill and control, Shami held his nerves to defend 16 runs in the final over of India’s match against Afghanistan.
— Abimanyu Patriot🇮🇳 (@Abimanyu_71298) 22 June 2019
Shami’s first ball was hit for a boundary by Mohammad Nabi making India nervous. But the pacer followed it with a dot ball and dismissed Nabi, Aftab Alam, and Mujeeb Ur Rahman in successive deliveries (two of them lethal yorkers) to guide India to their fourth victory in the tournament.
What a way to end it @MdShami11! 🎩🎩🎩
Nabi c Pandya b Shami
Alam b Shami
Ur Rahman b Shami
India take an absolute thriller by 11 runs.
— ICC (@ICC) 22 June 2019
Shami finished his sensational spell with 4 wickets for 40 runs off 9.5 overs.
Chetan Sharma’s accomplishment was during India’s match against New Zealand in the 1987 edition of the quadrennial event.
Previous Hat-tricks in World Cup:
Chetan Sharma, 1987
Saqlain Mushtaq, 1999
Chaminda Vaas, 2003
Brett Lee, 2003
Lasith Malinga, 2007 (4 in 4)
Kemar Roach, 2011
Lasith Malinga, 2011
Steven Finn, 2015
JP Duminy, 2015
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