India v Pakistan, Asia Cup 2016, Mirpur February 27, 2016

Mohammad Amir's sensational first over

ESPNcricinfo staff

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'Amir is world-class' - Waqar

When everyone thought the game was over after India bundled out Pakistan for 83 in Mirpur, Mohammad Amir conjured up a spectacular first over to begin the Indian chase. Here's how our ball-by-ball commentator described the double-wicket over that had Pakistan hoping again.

0.1 Mohammad Amir to Sharma, no run, Pakistan cannot believe that isn't lbw! Amir has bowled a scorching yorker, angling across the right-hander and then bending back to hit the toe of the front foot. That looks so good. I think Rohit is really lucky

0.2 Mohammad Amir to Sharma, OUT, Amir's got him this time! Another incredible ball, slanting across Rohit at pace from over the wicket, pitching on a good length around off and bending back into the right-hander, beating the inside edge of the bat to crash into the pad. The umpire takes a while but eventually sends Rohit on his way. Two outstanding balls from Amir. That one is crashing into middle stump

0.3 Mohammad Amir to Kohli, 1 run, a fuller and wider ball outside off, Kohli tries to drive but gets a thick outside edge to third man

0.4 Mohammad Amir to Rahane, 1 wide, strays down leg side, Rahane misses the glance

0.4 Mohammad Amir to Rahane, OUT, another lbw!! Amir is bowling a sensational first over. Rahane knows that the ball is slanting across him from over the wicket, he knows it is going to bend back viciously late, but he can't do anything about it. He tries to defend on the leg side, closing the face a touch, but he misses and gets struck plumb in front. This is bowling of the highest skill

0.5 Mohammad Amir to Raina, no run, Raina is beaten comprehensively first ball. Short of a length outside off and seaming away from the left hander, he pokes in hope

0.6 Mohammad Amir to Raina, no run, moves forward and towards the off side to defend one that moves away from him to the bowler

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  • Samman on March 5, 2016, 0:53 GMT

    Great talent of pakistan

  • Ali on February 29, 2016, 6:14 GMT

    It was not Kohli vs Amir! It was Amir who was all-over dominating at that phase of the match. Kohli was waiting for Amir's overs to be finished. He just defended all his deliveries.

  •   Nasir Ali on February 28, 2016, 9:35 GMT

    Only Pakistan batting can make ordinary bowling look so good.

  • Ravi on February 28, 2016, 8:37 GMT

    It was a one-sided, boring match. India would have had a different approach if they were playing seriously in the first over. Pakistan team is worse than Bangladesh. Who gets all out for 83?

  • Phillip on February 28, 2016, 8:09 GMT

    Amir only bowls on green pitches well.Except in England everywhere else he was thrashed.

  • Ashik on February 28, 2016, 7:41 GMT

    Real treat to watch the bowlers bowling over 140 kph and testing the batsmen, Aamir in particular. There was lot of criticism against Wahab Riaz which was unfair. Some bowler would be targeted if the opponent is going for a win and that unfortunately happened to be Wahab Riaz yesterday. It could be Aamir in the coming days you never know.

  • Siddharth Bhaskar on February 28, 2016, 5:36 GMT

    Its now pak bowling vs indian bowling batting

  • Siddharth Bhaskar on February 28, 2016, 5:34 GMT

    Fijicricket - the difference is that amir looked very threatening and could have won the match...Pandya and bumrah were great but they were not ferocious

  • Fair on February 28, 2016, 5:27 GMT

    Over the roof hyping again!! Amir bowled well.. but 2 out of 3 batsmen that fell to him were PATHETIC - Rahane and Raina.... they have been for some length of time now. Fans are completely missing the ugly batting from these two that caused the wickets to tumble in seamer friendly conditions. The battle between the bat and ball would have been more even with normal batsmen with reasonable defensive technique.

  • Jawwad on February 28, 2016, 5:20 GMT

    @abdul.wahid- Sure you can view Ricky Ponting at M. Amir's bhangra party on youtube. It was 2010 I think. Cook was also invited along with rest of English team.

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