Pakistan are gearing up for a one-off Test against Ireland followed by two-match Test series against England starting May 24. They chose a rather new side for the tour and were criticised for the team selection. Their new team were criticised after they got bundled out for 168 in the first innings. Their bowlers did not make much use of the conditions as only four wickets fell in Kent Cricket Club’s innings.
However, there was one particular delivery which stunned everyone. Pakistan’s left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir got the better of batsman Alex Blake with a toe-crushing yorker. Blake could not pick the in-swing yorker which went through his defence and uprooted two stumps at once as they fell sideways.
Here’s the video of Amir disturbing the woodwork —
Blake bowled by a scintillating yorker from Mohammad Amir for 3.
Kent 174-3 in reply to Pakistan’s 168 all out. Crawley joins Denly 91*.
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— Kent Cricket (@kentcricket) May 1, 2018
However, that was the only delivery Amir could conjure up to dismiss the batsman. Kent scored 209 runs for four wickets in 64 overs. Kent skipper Joe Denly scored an unbeaten 113 and shared a partnership of 160 runs with Sean Dickson who scored a half-century.
On the other hand, the Pakistan batting lineup crumbled against Kent’s bowling attack. Barring Imam-ul-Haq, batsmen struggled to score big. Kent pacer Will Gidman took five wickets in the first innings.
Pakistan squad for England tour –
Sarfraz Ahmed(c), Azhar Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Sami Aslam, Haris Sohail, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Saad Ali, Asad Shafiq, Usman Salahuddin, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Abbas , Hasan Ali, Rahat Ali, Faheem Ashraf