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Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed praised left-arm seamer Mohammad Amir for taking three wickets in the team’s World Cup opener against the West Indies.
Prior to the match, Amir had only taken five wickets in 15 ODIs at an average of 92.60 since the conclusion of the Champions Trophy in 2017.
However, even though Pakistan were demolished by seven wickets in their clash with the men from the Caribbean, Sarfraz admitted that he was impressed with Amir’s figures of 3-26 off six overs.
“It was good to see Mohammad Amir bowling well,” Sarfraz was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.
Amir took all three of the wickets the West Indies lost, but it was not enough as Pakistan lost the match by seven wickets as they were skittled out for 105 after being put in to bat first.
Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam were the top scorers as they both made 22 runs, while Wahab Riaz chipped in with a quickfire 18 at the end.
Mohammad Hafeez was the only other batsman to reach double figures as he made 16.
Pakistan’s next match will be against hosts England in Nottingham on June 3, while the West Indies will take on Australia at the same venue on June 6.