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WATCH: Amir sends shock waves to English camp after Somerset blows

TAUNTON: It exactly happened as it was expected. Pakistan pace prodigy Muhammad Amir made his mark right from the start in a match against Somerset by removing their opener and seasoned batsman Marcus Trescothik in his third over, before getting a second scalp.

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Amir bowled a splendid delivery to Trescothik that edged his bat and was caught by Sarfaraz behind the stumps.

In his fourth over, Amir dismissed Hose with a quick in-swinging delivery. That was a must watch!

Somerset is batting to chase 359 runs set by Pakistan and then set a lead if they successfully reach the target.

Younis Khan was highlight of the day after scoring remarkable 177-ball 104 runs. His splendid performance was followed Asad Shafiq 80 off 120 balls.

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Skipper Misbahul Haq went for duck on four balls. As Pakistan reached a decent 359-run mark, captain decided to declare the innings and brought the Somerset batting to test.

Taunton was the venue for Pakistan’s first match after the 2010 controversy at Lord’s. with the tourists than playing Somerset in a one-day match.

This fixture is Pakistan’s first of two three-day games before the first Test at Lord’s, with Misbah’s men playing Sussex at Hove from July 8-10.

 

Teams

Somerset: Marcus Trescothick, Adam Hose, Tim Rouse, James Hildreth, Peter Trego (capt), Alex Barrow (wkt), Josh Davey, Dom Bess, Jack Leach, Tim Groenewald, Paul van Meekeren

Pakistan: Mohammad Hafeez, Shan Masood, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed (wkt), Mohammad Amir, Sohail Khan, Yasir Shah, Rahat Ali

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