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Sensational Amir sets unique record

Pacer bowled a wonderful spell against Australia during 2019 World Cup match

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Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir was on song during Men in Green's World Cup clash against Australia as he claimed a five-wicket haul.

Amir conceded just one boundary in his ten overs spell, which included none off his last 41 balls.

His figures of 10-2-30-5 is also the most economical ten-over spell by a Pakistan pacer in four years.

Australia looked set for a huge total in Taunton while Warner and captain Aaron Finch (82) were sharing a first-wicket stand of 146 - the highest partnership for any wicket at this World Cup to date.

But left-arm quick Amir dragged Pakistan back into the game, returning figures that surpassed his previous best of 4-28 and are the best in the tournament so far.

Amir was on target right from the start after Sarfaraz won the toss on an overcast morning at southwest county Somerset's headquarters.

He started with a probing maiden - one of two in an initial four-over spell that cost a mere 11 runs.

Batsmen Shaun Marsh, Usman Khawaja and Alex Carey all fell to Amir, who ended the innings with an over to spare when tailender Mitchell Starc holed out.