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Speed is all about the conditions you have on offer, says Mohammed Shami

Ranchi: India pacer Mohammed Shami, who troubled the Australian batsmen with his pace and swing in a career-best haul of three for 42, on Wednesday said he just concentrated on the basics without indulging in
speed is all about the conditions you have on...
PTI October 24, 2013 17:25 IST
Ranchi: India pacer Mohammed Shami, who troubled the Australian batsmen with his pace and swing in a career-best haul of three for 42, on Wednesday said he just concentrated on the basics without indulging in anything extra-ordinary in the abandoned fourth One-Day International (ODI) in Ranchi.





"I don't take any pressure when I go onto the field. I always believe in myself. I concentrate on my line and length and swing. I just try my best and work hard," Shami told reporters after the fourth ODI of the seven-match series was abandoned due to rain at the JSCA Stadium in Ranchi.

After a shaky start, Australia rode on breezy half-centuries from captain George Bailey (98) and Glenn Maxwell (92) to post a challenging 295 for eight after being asked to bat.

But rain played spoilsport as the fourth ODI was called off with India on 27 for no loss after 4.1 overs chasing Australia's competitive total.

Shami bowled Aaron Finch and Shane Watson with two typical in-swingers and the Bengal pacer said the key to his success was not to give any room to the batsmen.

"Plan was just not to give any room to Finch as he was playing well. We just kept our focus on that and wanted them to play as much as possible and we got success," he said.

Shami said that he was lucky to bowl on a fresh wicket that generally offers swing and pace.

"There was nothing different in the pitch. We bowled first so there's always help from a fresh wicket. There was no extra-ordinary carry or bounce in the wicket. It was going good before the rain. But it became slow after the rain," he said.

Shami touched 140 kph in his fiery spell and the Bengal pacer said his hard work outside the field is paying off.
 
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