Twitter Reactions: Mohammad Amir inspires Pakistan with a five-wicket haul versus Australia
It was Amir's maiden fifer in the ODI format.
Published - Jun 12, 2019 6:58 pm | Updated - Jun 12, 2019 8:56 pm
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
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) June 12, 2019
The other Pakistan arrived in the last 10 overs … #CWC19
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) June 12, 2019
— Mohammad Yousaf (@yousaf1788) June 12, 2019
After a solid start, think aus went hard a bit to early. Not a wicket you can T off from word go. Amir proved if you hit a fuller length there’s enough in it. Won’t be easy for Pakistan to chase down 300 plus. #PAKvAUS #sscricket
— Herschelle Gibbs (@hershybru) June 12, 2019
What bowling from @iamamirofficial
— zainab abbas (@ZAbbasOfficial) June 12, 2019
This flurry of wickets at the end has given Pakistan a glimmer. It is still a daunting total but Amir has brought them back. #AUSvPAK
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) June 12, 2019
— CricTracker (@Cricketracker) June 12, 2019
Pakistan had 40 poor overs with tactics/fielding/bowling and 10 very good ones. Aust would be dissapointed with there finish but it still looks a very good score on a pitch with assistance for the seamers.
— Mark Waugh (@juniorwaugh349) June 12, 2019
Pakistan should fancy themselves with a chance of chasing 309 with the momentum they’ve gained in last 1 hour but Amir has shown how to ball on this pitch and how massively other pacers got things wrong.. Massive pressure but you never know with Pakistan! #PakvAus #CWC19
— Sawera Pasha (@sawerapasha) June 12, 2019
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) June 12, 2019
— Israr Ahmed Hashmi (@IamIsrarHashmi) June 12, 2019
Mohammad Amir: 10-2-30-5 (ER 3.00)
— Deepu Narayanan (@deeputalks) June 12, 2019
Mohammad Amir, what a lad what a performance, don't forget he took his first test 5 Wicket Haul Against Australia and again he took 5 wickets in worldcup 2019 when pakistan needed him the most. pic.twitter.com/mlRW79fG4e
— 𝖀 𝕸 𝕬 𝕽 (@Keyb0ardMujahid) June 12, 2019
— Hussnain (@iamhasni7) June 12, 2019
— Zain Shah (@bad_boy_tweets) June 12, 2019
— Arun Unnikrishnan (@roamer_1989) June 12, 2019
I told you Mohammad Amir is a legend
— حسان (@CharsiVeins) June 12, 2019
— #PakistanZindabad 🇵🇰 (@wehavewewill__) June 12, 2019
Fantastic fight back from Pakistan to reduce Australia to 307 All Out. Mohammad Amir an absolute beast with a fifer.💥😍
— Annu 🔥🇵🇰 (@Annu_155) June 12, 2019
Mohammad Amir You're a Champ!!!🤩👏🇵🇰 #AUSvPAK
— Khan's Tigress🇵🇰 (@KanzaSiddique) June 12, 2019