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Variations did the trick

Sports Reporter

Pacer Al-Amin Hossain achieved a unique feat yesterday when he picked up five wickets in the last over of the first innings of the match between UCB-BCB XI and Abahani Ltd, four of which came off the last four balls. From 141 for five in the 19th over, Abahani slid to 143 all out.  
Al Amin, who finished with figures of five for 17, took all his wickets in his fourth over.
He also became only the second bowler in T20 cricket to take four wickets in four balls, after Andre Russel had achieved it earlier in the season for West Indies A against India A.
“I really can't explain how it happened. I just bowled a good line and length and got the wickets!” exclaimed Al Amin. “In the Powerplays I bowled well and then used a lot of my variations in the last over. The batsmen were just going after me but misread most of the deliveries. That's why they edged so many in the air,” he added.
Five wickets went down in Mohammad Aamir's final over during Pakistan's World Twenty20 match against Australia in May 2010 as well, but that included two run-outs.

Published: 12:00 am Friday, December 27, 2013

Last modified: 9:32 pm Friday, December 27, 2013

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