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Mohammad Amir

Mohammad Amir

Australian batsman David Warner's 107-run knock against Pakistan in the ongoing ICC Men's Cricket World Cup has impressed team's assistant coach Ricky Ponting, who believes that if Warner manages to replicate such performance in the rest of the tournament, he will be the leading run-getter.

Pakistani pacer Mohammad Amir on Wednesday grabbed 5-30 against Australia at Taunton during their World Cup match and it was his first five-wicket haul in one-day internationals.

In a World Cup record chase of 352, he seemed far from his normal busy, bossy self at the crease, at one point hesitantly facing an nearly unthinkable 14 dot balls in a row as he recorded the slowest 50, off 77 deliveries, of his one-day global career.

"In the last game (against India), I didn't play the way I know I can play. She's unbelievable. She's determined, disciplined, selfless", said an emotional Warner to reporters at a press conference after the match.

"This was as good a bowling wicket as you'll get". And that's what happened.

Against Afghanistan, he consumed 114 balls to score unbeaten 89.

"They were a tad too short or a tad too full".

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After the India loss, he even admitted to teammates he'd been more timid than usual, with his 56 including 50 dot balls.

He more than survived and quickly thrived in ideal harmony with his captain Finch, whose 84-ball 82, peppered with four sixes, ensured that one of the most destructive partnerships in world cricket was back in perfectly oiled harmony.

"There was always that going through my mind", Warner said.

"Personally, it's a great thing. Obviously, it's been a long time coming", he added.

He explained: "Against Afghanistan, I felt like I had no rhythm; the next game (versus the West Indies), I got one that kicked off the wicket but I was a bit lazy". A fired-up Warner scored his first century since returning to global cricket securing Australia's third win of the World Cup. In the last game against India, they bowled really straight to me.

"As I've said before, I'm just really looking forward to what's coming ahead of us here in the World Cup", Warner said. She got me out of bed a lot in those first 12 weeks and got me back running and training as hard as I could. "We were so pumped for him", said Cummins, whose team play Sri Lanka tomorrow.

He's been methodically walking the road to redemption with the Australian cricket public, which was rocked by the cheating scandal, but in hostile territory he needed to let his cricket do the talking. However, he made a remarkable comeback as he scored 692 runs in 12 matches he played in the IPL and announced his return. "The thing that kept me going was my wife and two young kids". I got great support at home from my family.

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