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BOULT AND SHAMI’S HAT-TRICKS
Trent Boult is a champion bowler with great wicket-
taking abilities. The New Zealand pacer produced a
special display against Aussies by claiming a last over
hat-trick against them.
Interestingly, Boult (4/51) produced three Yorkers to
clinch successive wickets in the final over of Australia’s
India’s Mohammed Shami, who replaced an injured
Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the match against Afghanistan,
ran in to claim a hat-trick in the final over. India, who
won a thrilling contest by 11 runs, saw Shami defend
the team’s total of 224.
SHAHEEN AFRIDI’S SIX-FOR AGAINST BANGLA-
You talk about great ODI spells in a match and 19-year-
old Shaheen Afridi (6/35) stood tall to become the first
Pakistani bowler to claim six scalps in a World Cup
encounter. The left-arm pacer, who ended with 16
scalps from five games, was too good for Bangladesh in
the final league game for Pakistan. He bowled excep-
tionally well for Men in Green in the ongoing World
Cup in England and Wales.
WARNER’S MASSIVE CENTURY
Warner was already subjected to boss by England sup-
porters and despite getting off to s event start, he
struggled in the early matches with his timing and
He looked stuck and was involved in laboured
innings. But Warner being a player he is, dished out all
the doubts surrounding him and amassed a magnifi-
cent 166 against Bangladesh. That innings saw Warner
steal the thunder out of a promising Bangladeshi unit.
It’s also the highest knock by a batsman in CWC 19
so far. n
Above: He bowled excep-
tionally well for Pakistan.
Inset: He was involved in