Mohammed Shami produced a brilliant spell in the post-lunch session on day four of India vs Australia 2nd Test in Perth on Monday. His spell helped India keep their hopes alive after Australia had dominated the first session of the day.
Shami ended the home team’s second innings on Monday with figures of 6/56- his best ever in Test cricket.
During the spell, with the wicket of Australia’s Nathan Lyon on day four in Perth, Mohammed Shami surpassed the mark of most wickets by an Indian bowler in overseas Tests during a calendar year.
It also took him past Anil Kumble’s previous record of 41 wickets in away Tests set in 2006.
This is Shami’s second overseas five-wicket haul in 2018 after he claimed a match-winning 5/28 against South Africa in Johannesburg in January. His 42 wickets have come at an average of 27.07 apiece and a strike-rate of 48.06, from ten Test matches.
No other Indian bowler has reached 40 wickets in a calendar year when playing overseas.
Australia were all out for 243 runs in their second innings as India needed 287 runs to win the match.