In a highly anticipated clash between India and Australia in the ongoing World Test Championship (WTC) Final, Mohammed Shami emerged as a key contributor for Team India with a crucial wicket of Cameron Green. The dismissal of Green could prove to be a turning point in the match, providing India with the opportunity to regain control.
Shami’s breakthrough came in the tenth over of the morning, showcasing the persistence and trust placed in him by captain Rohit Sharma. The delivery was full and outside off, tempting Green into a lazy drive with minimal foot movement. The result was an edge that flew towards second slip, where Shubman Gill displayed excellent reflexes to complete a sharp catch. The ball was travelling at a quick pace, making Gill’s effort all the more impressive.
Earlier in the match, it was the dismissal of Travis Head that marked a significant moment for the Indian team. After a challenging start, India managed to break the strong partnership between Head and Steve Smith. Head had played a brilliant innings, scoring 163 runs off just 174 balls, including 25 boundaries and a six. His aggressive batting posed a significant challenge for the Indian bowlers.
However, it was Mohammed Siraj who provided the breakthrough, delivering a well-directed short ball aimed at the leg stump. Head attempted to pull the ball but only managed a slight touch off his glove, resulting in a catch for wicketkeeper Srikar Bharat. With two important wickets falling in quick succession, Team India now has the opportunity to seize the momentum and assert their dominance in the match.