Twitter Reactions: Mohammad Amir inspires Pakistan with a five-wicket haul versus Australia

It was Amir's maiden fifer in the ODI format.

Mohammad Amir
Mohammad Amir. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Prior to the 2019 edition of the World Cup in England and Wales, there were question marks over Mohammad Amir’s form. In fact, when the provisional Pakistan squad was announced back in April, the left-arm seamer didn’t find a place in the 15-man squad. However, just in the nick of time, the speedster was included in the eleven and he hasn’t disappointed by any stretch of the imagination.

He bowled with venom against the Windies and England and justified his selection. But the 27-year-old fast bowler had something special in store during the encounter against Australia at The Cooper Associates County Ground in Taunton. The Punjab-born southpaw churned out a stupendous five-wicket haul and helped his team restrict Aaron Finch and Co to 307 runs in 49 overs.


Amir weaves his magic with the leather

He bowled with venom early in the innings and beat David Warner and Finch’s bat on a number of instances. The Aussie openers didn’t have much trouble against the other bowlers, but Amir made them work hard for its runs. His first wicket came in the form of Finch. Then he nipped out Usman Khawaja. A couple of overs later, the left-handed Shaun Marsh became his third victim.

Both batters looked ominous and Amir sent them back. Amir nipped out Pat Cummins with a stupendous bouncer that got big on the batsman. By then, the masterful spell had ensured that the good start given by Warner and Finch was undone. In the third ball of the 49th over, he trapped the dangerous Alex Carey to send Australia’s last specialist batsman back to the hut.

Carey resorted to taking the DRS, but replays showed that the leather crashed on to the stumps. Thereafter, Amir dismissed Mitchell Starc to bowl the Men in Yellow out with one over to spare. The experienced pacer finished with a spell of 10-2-30-5 with as many 37 dot balls.

The dot deliveries were the most by any Pakistani bowler in the innings. It was also Amir’s maiden fifer in ODI cricket in his 54th One Day International. After his jaw-dropping spell in Taunton, people from every nook and corner of the world wished Amir.

Here is how Twitter reacted