Mohammed Shami finished with figures of 3/31 in seven overs in the first ODI vs England at the Oval, London on Tuesday. India dismissed Jos Buttler and co for 110 runs in the first innings. 

Shami and Bumrah ran a riot on Tuesday. The two combined for nine wickets and Prasidh Krishna got one. The Mumbai Indians pacer registered his best figures in ODIs – 6/19 – his second five-wicket haul in the format. 

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Like Bumrah, Shami too swung the ball both ways to trouble the English batters. He first struck by removing Ben Stokes. England captain Jos Buttler and Craig Overton were his other victims. During his venomous spell, the pacer became the fastest Indian to reach the mark of 150 wickets in ODIs. The 31-year-old achieved the feat in 80 games. He broke the record of Ajit Agarkar (97 ODIs), who was commentating on the match.

Shami is also the joint-third fastest ever to take 150 ODI wickets along with Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan. Australian spearhead  Mitchell Starc (77 matches) and Pakistan’s Saqlain Mushtaq (78 matches) lead the list. 

Considering the overcast conditions and grass on the pitch, India decided to put the opposition in and the pacers exploited the conditions perfectly.

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Jason Roy’s (0) struggle continued as he played on while attempting an expansive drive from a full and wide ball off Bumrah. Roy had little idea about the booming inswingers Bumrah unleashed before getting his number.

Two balls later, the in-form Joe Root (0) was expecting another fast inswinger but Bumrah got one to rise outside the off-stump that took an edge on way to wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant for a double wicket maiden over.

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England skipper Jos Buttler (30 off 32) showed positive intent to get his team out of the hole but played one too many considering the game situation.

Brought back into the attack, Shami went for a short ball and Buttler mistimed the pull to be caught at deep square leg, leaving England tottering at 59 for seven.

India playing four pacers including Hardik Pandya and Prasidh Krishna also helped the visitors maintain the pressure.

A ninth wicket partnership for 35 runs between David Willey (21 off 26) and Bryson Carse (15 off 26) allowed England get past their lowest total, 86, made against Australia back in 2001.