Mohammed Shami virtually single-handedly flipped the tie on its head at The Gabba in the T20 World Cup warm-up match between India and Australia, silencing his detractors with a mesmerizing last over for the Rohit Sharma-led team. Senior pacer Shami was sent in as a like-for-like substitute for injured pacer Jasprit Bumrah, and his first over—which also happened to be the last over of the Australian innings—was expected to defend 11 runs.

In the 20th over of the just-finished game at The Gabba, bowler Shami bamboozled the Australian hitters while displaying steely nerves to accomplish India’s amazing comeback. Shami, who hadn’t represented India in a competitive match since July, ended up capturing three wickets to give the Rohit-led team a consoling victory. Indian captain Rohit said he wants to face the returning pacer against Australia in Brisbane after seeing Shami’s bowling prowess in the warm-up game.

“Brilliant was Mohammed Shami. We have all seen what occurred, and we are aware of how deadly he can be with the ball. We wanted to give him an over since he was returning after a lengthy absence. wanted to push him and give him the last over to bowl, and you saw what he did, “In the post-game presentation, Indian captain Rohit made a statement.

After speedster Bumrah’s back injury caused him to be formally ruled out of the T20 World Cup, pacer Shami was selected into the India team. In the nail-biting last over between India and Australia, senior bowler Shami claimed three wickets while Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Arshdeep Singh each claimed three.

“There is space for development, but I want the bowlers to be more reliable. You must keep things simple and strike the deck hard. Overall, we played well; they had a solid partnership, which placed pressure on us “Richard said. Team India will meet Kane Williamson’s New Zealand in their final warm-up match before the Super 12 stage of the ICC World T20 in Australia.