Watch: DC loses all five of its wickets in the Powerplay for the first time in IPL 2023 thanks to the sensational Shami and his four-wicket haul.

Veteran pacer Mohammed Shami of India and Gujarat Titans used a sensational spell of swing bowling to take four wickets in the first Powerplay against Delhi Capitals (DC) on Tuesday at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad during the Indian Premier League (IPL).

DC, whose IPL 2023 campaign is already in the doldrums, elected to bat, and got off to a terrible start as opener Phil Salt was out to a golden duck off the very first delivery from Shami.

This season, Salt is the third batsman to be dismissed by the first ball of an IPL game, joining Prabhsimran Singh of the Punjab Kings and Virat Kohli of the RCB.

Rilee Rossouw (8), Manish Pandey (1), and Priyam Garg (10) all fell to Shami, who recorded his best-ever IPL figures of 4/11 in 4 overs and immediately shook the top of DC’s batting order.

DC also set a new, unwelcome milestone when they lost captain David Warner for 2 in a run-out snafu in the middle, becoming the first club this season to lose five wickets inside Powerplay.

Shami has taken the most Powerplay wickets this season with 12, followed by Mohammed Siraj (eight), Trent Boult (seven), and Arshdeep Singh (six).

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