He has been one of Virat Kohli”s primary weapons in the second innings of a Test match and statistics show that Mohammed Shami is now the most successful bowler in the second innings of a Test match in the last two years. Shami has taken 51 wickets in 20 innings. Australia”s Pat Cummins has 48 wickets while South Africa”s Kagiso Rabada has 34 wickets.
Skipper Kohli was all praise for his pacers at the post-match presentation. “I don”t really know what to say. Clinical performances all around. The team is playing really well. I can”t say something which people are not seeing on TV,” he said.
The pace trio of Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav led from the front as the bowlers took 20 wickets in a match that lasted just over two and a half days. This was despite India missing Jasprit Bumrah, who has emerged as the team”s strike bowler since his Test debut in early 2018.