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Watch: Shami's Electrifying Bowling Dismantle Australian Hopes at Wankhede

image-lfcfyj8zIND vs AUS: Shami took 3/17 in Mumbai (AP Photo)

On a batting paradise in Mumbai, India's supremely talented seamer Mohammed Shami helped the Indian pullback in the first innings, after Mitchell Marsh gave the Australians a solid platform with his 81 off just 65 deliveries. 

As a result of Shami's enthralling display of bowling, the Kangaroos collapsed from 129-2 from 188 all-out.

Shami, who returned to the attack in the 28th over with his second spell, was literally on fire from the word go. The seamer showcased his spellbinding skillsets of seam bowling with his brilliant seam presentation. 

Beginning his fourth over the match, the 32-year-old devised a plan against the young Josh Inglis. He started off the over with an overpitched delivery, on which the batter survived by a touch-and-go margin, followed by a couple of change-ups and a deadly bouncer, but Inglis was outclassed with an in-seamer that saw the batter edging it onto the stumps.

In the new over, he got prey in the form of Cameron Green, who had a special delivery in Shami's kitty for himself. In usual fashion, the Indian spearhead tried setting up his opposition, but he chose a nut to break Green's defence. 

Shami dished a good length that was slanted to come in with the angle before shaping away from the right-handed batter. Green, who played for the angle, got beaten comprehensively on the outside edge and saw his off-stump going for a toss.

It could have been two in two for the pacer if Shubman Gill had held to a catch in the first slip off Marcus Stoinis. However, Shami was destined to rid of the Western Australian, that too with some help from young Gill. 

Using the same trick of seam bowling, the pace master nipped the ball away from Stoinis, on which he got an outside edge straight into the palms of a diving Gill at the first slip.

After Shami's denting, Mohammed Siraj ripped off the tail as Australia could only post 188 runs on the board, despite Marsh's on-song batting.