Indian pacer Mohammed Shami, often known for his superior bowling, displayed tremendous batting skills on the final day of the ongoing second Test against England. Shami lit up the iconic Lords Cricket Ground with his sensational batting, scoring a remarkable half-century.
The 30-year-old formed a breathtaking partnership with his partner-in-crime, Jasprit Bumrah, to frustrate the Joe Root-led side. Shami and Bumrah stood tall in front of top quality English bowling and added an unbeaten stand of 89 runs in the second innings.
The outstanding partnership between Shami and Bumrah has taken the lead of India over England to 271 runs. The visitors have declared their second essay on 298/8, setting a target of 272 for England to win the game. While Shami remained unbeaten on 56 runs off 70 deliveries, Bumrah was not out on 34 off 64 balls.
Shami’s unreal batting display stirred the social media, with fans and former cricketers flooding the internet with their responses.
Here is how Twitter reacted:
Shami- Bumrah , take a bow.
Taaliyan bajti rehni chahiye. pic.twitter.com/ViiTrBHvvj
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 16, 2021
— DK (@DineshKarthik) August 16, 2021
Waah ! Mazaa aa gaya.
What a wonderful partnership between Shami and Bumrah. They may not have the best of techniques but from experience i Can say that bowlers have a big heart. And Ishant, Shami and Bumrah have displayed just that today at a decisive stage in the #LordsTest . pic.twitter.com/y72j3BRdpB
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) August 16, 2021
Roach & Seales yesterday – Shami & Bumrah today. Semantics I know; but thats why I always love the term “lower order batsmen”, instead of “tailenders” now😀😀. We need to pay bowlers more for helping the batsmen do their job,,,,😊.
— Ian Raphael Bishop (@irbishi) August 16, 2021
— Yuzvendra Chahal (@yuzi_chahal) August 16, 2021
— Vinay Kumar R (@Vinay_Kumar_R) August 16, 2021
50 for @MdShami11.
— Lord's Cricket Ground (@HomeOfCricket) August 16, 2021
A humongous six brings up the 50 for Shami, along with a huge round of applause at Lords! 🇮🇳
— Sony Sports (@SonySportsIndia) August 16, 2021
Shami doing a Sehwag there! 😎
He completes his 2nd Test Fifty with a SIX as the fans cheer loudly for the Indian pacer.
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) August 16, 2021
All I really want for Christmas is for Shami to top score for India. #ENGvIND
— Melinda Farrell (@melindafarrell) August 16, 2021
— ICC (@ICC) August 16, 2021
MOHAMMED SHAMI! Half century! And a ripper 6 to get there! Haha what a legend! This is so awesome to watch. #ENGvIND
— Chloe-Amanda Bailey (@ChloeAmandaB) August 16, 2021
The required run rate for England's chase is now above 4rpo. #ENGvIND
— The CricViz Analyst (@cricvizanalyst) August 16, 2021
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) August 16, 2021
Nothing gets a dressing-room together like a partnership from a pair of tailenders & not sure either Bumrah or Shami ever imagined a hero’s welcome at the Lord’s balcony for their batting #EngvIND pic.twitter.com/0zAxO8ciPE
— Bharat Sundaresan (@beastieboy07) August 16, 2021
What a fifty from Mohammed Shami! Gets to it with a six off Moeen. Shami’s 2nd fifty in Test cricket. Both have come against England #ENGvIND
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) August 16, 2021
A 92 m monster from Shami 💥🤩
— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) August 16, 2021
— Nic Savage (@nic_savage1) August 16, 2021
With all due respect, feature this half-century by Shami on a seperate Lord's Honors Board. #EngvInd
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) August 16, 2021
SHAMI, YOU BEAUTY 😍
What a knock! What a shot to get to a half-century! 🔥#ENGvIND
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) August 16, 2021
Loving this slaughtering of England's bowling. By the Indian tail, which was supposed to be blown away.
— Rob Moody (@robelinda2) August 16, 2021