Monday 23 August 2010 

Cricket World® Player Of The Week - Mohammad Amir

Cricket World® Player Of The Week - Mohammad Amir
Cricket World® Player Of The Week - Mohammad Amir
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Pakistan left-arm pace bowler Mohammad Amir has been named as the Cricket World® Player Of The Week after his role in his side's four-wicket win over England in the third Test at The Oval.

Amir took one for 49, overshadowed in England's first innings by debutant Wahab Riaz and then scored six in Pakistan's first innings.

He then helped Pakistan take control with a haul of five for 52 as England were dismissed for 222 in their second innings to set Pakistan 148 to win.

Amir was there at the end when the winning runs were hit, remaining calm under pressure and facing 25 balls for his four not out as Umar Akmal hit the winning runs.

Other contenders for the weekly award included England's Graeme Swann and Alastair Cook, Amir's team-mates Saeed Ajmal, Riaz and Azhar Ali and Sri Lanka's Tissara Perera.

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