Mohammad Amir celebrates jubilantly: Pakistan’s fast bowler put on display an awe-inspiring bowling spell vs Australia.
During the 17th match of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between Australia and Pakistan at Taunton, Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir registered his maiden five-wicket haul to restrict Australia to 307 in 49 overs.
Opening the bowling alongside Shaheen Shah Afridi, Amir was exceptional when it came to bowling with the new ball. While Australia opening batsmen in Aaron Finch and David Warner were going after the bowling, Amir made sure that he didn’t leak runs in the first powerplay.
In his first spell of 4-2-11-0, Amir bowling a couple of maiden overs in itself speaks highly of his control first up. Introduced into the attack in the 23rd over, Amir forced Australia captain Finch (82) to play a false shot on the first ball of the over. Thus, breaking a 146-run opening partnership.
In the three overs which he bowled in his second spell, Amir gave away only eight runs in addition to dismissing Finch. It was his spells in the slog overs where Amir dismissed four batsmen. Much like his second spell, Amir took a wicket on the first ball of his third spell as well. Sending back Usman Khawaja (18) in the 43rd over came as a huge blow for Australia.
In his following over, Amir dismissed Shaun Marsh (23) and made sure that the opposition doesn’t hurt them in the slog overs. In the penultimate over of the innings, Amir sent back Alex Carey (20) and Mitchell Starc (3) to achieve his maiden five-fer.
Mohammad Amir celebrates jubilantly:
— Utkarsh Bhatla (@UtkarshBhatla) June 12, 2019
How Twitter reacted:
It’s game on at Taunton!
Australia looked set for a mammoth total thanks to David Warner’s century, but Mohammad Amir’s five-wicket haul sees the batting side bowled out for 307. #AUSvPAK LIVE 👇 https://t.co/eEmVwQQPYP pic.twitter.com/jN5CEq4YmY
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 12, 2019
The other Pakistan arrived in the last 10 overs … #CWC19
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) June 12, 2019
First 25 overs Australia 165-1, next 24 overs 142-9. Pakistan do take fans through the full gambit of emotions. Such wonderous talent. Good to see Amir back in excellent white ball form. Hos team needs that continued leadership from him. 308 on that pitch, will have to play well.
— ian bishop (@irbishi) June 12, 2019
Bowlers taking 5-wicket haul vs Australia in ICC CWC matches
— Abhishek Kumar (@abhik2593) June 12, 2019
Mohammad Amir’s 5-30 are the best bowling figures for Pakistan in a World Cup match against a Test playing team.
The only PAK fast bowlers with better figures in WC is Wasim Akram 5-28 vs Namibia in 2003. #AusvPak
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) June 12, 2019
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