BAN vs IND | Twitter goes berserk after Umran Malik’s scorching 151Ks seed sends Najmul Hossain Shanto’s off-stump cartwheeling

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Only a few players in modern cricket can bowl in excess of 150 kph consistently, and Umran Malik finds himself in the top half of that chart. The 23-year-old showcased his sheer pace yet again by cleaning up Najmul Hossain Shanto with an express delivery on a dusty Mirpur pitch.

After a disappointing performance in the first ODI, India conjured up a decent start against Bangladesh on December 7 in Mirpur. The Men in Blue restricted the Tigers to 63/3 after 15 overs, with Mohammed Siraj leading the pack by scalping two wickets. However, the other wicket, which was taken by the returning Umran Malik, attracted a lot of attention due to the manner in which it occurred.

Umran came to bowl in the match for the first time during the 12th over. He kept Shakib Al Hasan on the backfoot throughout the six balls, hitting the star Bangladesh all-rounder multiple times with his brute pace during the maiden. The last ball caught Shakib straight in the head serving as a warning signal to him as well as Najmul Hossain Shanto to play the quick cautiously. However, the plan did not work at all, courtesy of a sheer pacy delivery in the following over.

Following the pacer’s pure domination earlier in the over, Shanto went into defensive mode to tackle Umran in the 14th over. The Jammu and Kashmir-born cricketer took full advantage of this change in momentum and bamboozled Shanto with a 151 kph scorcher. The batter tried to push for a single off-a-length delivery but completely missed the line before the Kookaburra uprooted the off-stump. In fact, the stump, on a dusty Mirpur track, went on to cartwheel as Umran kicked off the celebrations on bagging his first ODI wicket on Bangladesh soil.


Some serious pace this is!

Unplayble delivery!

Cart wheel!

He has to walk back!

Malik! :)

India need to back this man!


Proper two!


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