AHMEDABAD: Living up to his reputation as a master of swing bowling, Md. Shami struck a decisive blow in the second over of Australia’s innings in the World Cup 2023 Final, dismissing the dangerous David Warner for just 4 runs.
The electrifying moment set the tone for the match and sent shockwaves through the Australian camp.
As the first delivery of the over, Shami unleashed a full-length delivery that cunningly moved away from the right-handed Warner.
The Australian opener, anticipating an inswinging ball, was caught off guard and mistimed his cut, sending the ball edge past his bat.
Ever alert, Virat Kohli, stationed at slip, was ready to pounce. With lightning reflexes, he snatched the catch, silencing the crowd and reducing Australia to a precarious 16/1. Watch the dismissal here.