Mohammad Aamer Phenomenal for Pakistan
An exciting game to top any table.
WOW, where do you start with this one. New Zealand batting first totalled 211 in a steady average per over. Like many say “…no one knows which Pakistani side will turn up…” and today it was more the case of which Pakistani players will turn up. Aamir turned up for sure and what a style.
In typical dramatic fashion Pakistan batting combusted, despite Salman Butt 25 (from 34) and Khalid Latif 19 (from 17). When all hopes were lost Mohammad Aamer took on the New Zealand team. Aamer made his appearance as a tail end batsman at number 10. Pakistan required 126 runs from 26.5 over’s and with only two wickets in hand. With many leaving Sheikh Zayed stadium, expecting the match to finish moments later, but Aamer had more tricks up his sleeve.
Both Aamer and Ajmal contributed 103 runs by some shots not exactly in the textbook but nevertheless find the boundaries. In the final over Pakistan required 8 runs to win but Ajmal top-edge was caught by Kyle Mills at short fine leg, ending what could have been a recorded breaking comeback by tail-end batsman. Aamer scored 73 (from 81) and Ajmal 33 (from 44). Daniel Vettori seem to have got a bashing from Number 10 Aamer who smashed 3 sixes in one over stunning not only Vettori but the whole of New Zealand team. This was a nervous victory for New Zealand
Check out Mohammad Aamer 73 (highlights) below: