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Amir "sad" despite breaking records Published: 27 August 2010

Mohammad Amir said it was a "sad" day despite becoming the youngest bowler to reach 50 career Test wickets as he took 6-47 on day two of the England v Pakistan Test at Lord's.

"It's good because it's the best figures of my career and to do it at Lord's... but I am a bit sad because we were in a good position but now we are on the back foot." said the gifted 18-year-old.

Amir also became the youngest player to mark his name on the Lord's Honours Boards but despite his efforts England recovered to end the day on 346-7.

The left-arm seamer started the day wicketless but soon had the England batsmen reeling with a supreme spell of bowling.

"When I got a wicket in my first over then I felt confident and the ball was moving both ways." he said, modestly, after the day's play.

At one point Pakistan, inspired by Amir, had England reeling at 47-5.

However, by the close of play Jonathan Trott and Stuart Broad had steered England to 346-7.

Despite his personal landmarks the young bowler was impressed by his opponents too:

"It feels nice [to be the youngest bowler to reach 50 Test wickets]. To achieve targets, then you're feeling well.

"They are playing very well, especially Broad. He's not a batsman but he's looking like a batsman now.

"[Trott] is technically very strong and he's very calm."

For one so young Amir has an almost frightening degree of talent.

With England seven wickets down another sparkling spell by Pakistan's young gun could soon swing the match back in their favour.

Pakistan captain, Salman Butt, will certainly be hoping so.


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