Pacer Mohammed Shami picked up seven wickets against Bangladesh in the first Test match at Indore splitting his haul with three in the first innings and four in the second, the latter effort giving him the edge as the most incisive bowler on the occasion.
Electing to bat first, Bangladesh were bundled out for 150 in the first innings with the 29-year-old pacer claiming three of the first six wickets to fall, accounting for Shadman Islam, Mohammad Mithun and Mushfiqur Rahim, and ending with figures of 3/27 in his 13 overs. The home team declared after a massive and a quick 493/6 handing India a 343-run lead.
It proved to be more than enough. Captain Mominul Haque was the third wicket to fall in the 13th over at the hands of Mohammed Shami, who then scalped Mohammad Mithun in his next over.
Mahmudullah became the pacer's third victim, which meant Mohammed Shami had captured three straight wickets reducing Bangladesh to 72/5. When he dismissed Taijul Islam, he captured his final wicket of the match, and a few overs later the match was over.
In the last two years since November 2017, Mohammed Shami has taken 51 wickets in the second innings of 20 matches at an average of 17.00 and a strike rate of 32.2 for all bowlers who have grabbed at least 25 wickets in that period. His tally in the second innings accounts for about 63 per cent of his total scalps in that period.
Pat Cummins is the next best with 48 wickets, his strike rate ballooning to 36.6.