There is no doubt that Mohammad Amir is one of the finest bowlers in International Cricket currently. On Sunday, playing for Karachi Kings, Amir showed why is he so dangerous with the new ball. This time it was his own teammate, Fakhar Zaman feeling the fire and at the received end of a superb delivery.
During the match between Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars at the Gaddafi stadium in Lahore, Mohammad Amir produced a superb ball to get rid of Fakhar Zaman in the first over. Karachi batted first and scored 187 runs in their allotted 20 overs. Zaman, who had come out to back open the images with Sohail Akhtar was dismissed off the last ball of the first over of the Lahore innings. What's the video here:
The ball pitched at a perfect length and swung a little bit. Left-handed Zaman was deceived by the inswinger as the ball went between his pads and bat and hit the stumps. As the ball hit the stumps and the flashing lights came, Mohammad Amir ran doing his signature celebration. Fakhar Zaman was dismissed of a duck after facing 5 deliveries. He has not been in a good batting form since the start of the season. He hasn't scored a 50+ score in the tournament yet. His inability to score runs at the top has left Qalandars in some confusion. Zaman's inconsistency with the bat has definitely hurt Lahore's chances in this tournament.
Even after the early setback of losing the wicket of Zaman in the first over Qalandars came back strongly to win the match by 8 wickets. Ben Dunk scored an unbeaten 99 of 40 deliveries to ensure that Lahore didn't have a problem chasing the score of 188 against an experience Karachi bowling lineup. Lahore skipper Sohail Akhtar who had open the innings with Fakhar Zaman also scored a brilliant 68 to help his side to a big win. Unfortunately, Mohammad Amir didn't get any other wicket in the day and ended his spell with 33 runs from four overs.