Pakistani pacer Mohammad Amir made history in the World of Cricket
ISLAMABAD - Pakistani pacer Mohammad Amir made history in the World of Cricket.
Pakistan’s Mohammad Amir added another feather in his cap by taking six wickets and smashed batters during the ongoing Bangladesh Premiere League (BPL).
Amir began by removing the in-form Liton Das in the first over of the chase. He then had Afif Hossain, the other half of Rajshahi’s successful opening pair, in his next over, before adding Alok Kapali, caught at slip, later in the same over.
After Ravi Bopara was brilliantly caught by Rilee Rossouw at long-off in the fifth over, Amir, kept on for a third over with Andre Russell fresh at the crease and removed the West Indian giant with a superb delivery, for a duck.
Russell could do very little against the peach, apart from giving Rossouw his second catch in the space of six balls, this time at mid-on. With their captain gone in the sixth over, Rajshahi were nowhere in the contest at 23 for 5.
To further Rajshahi’s slide, Shahidul Islam took the wicket of Farhad Reza in the eighth over before Shoaib Malik, the only remaining batsman from the top order, held firm with Taijul Islam in a 74-run stand for the seventh wicket.
With his third fifty in this BPL season, Malik also crossed the 400-run mark during his 49-ball 80 that included ten fours and four sixes.
He struck 15 and 21 off Aminul Islam and Shafiul Islam towards the end to keep some of the crowd glued to their seats, but once Amir returned for his last over, it was over quickly.