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Aamir booed on return to int’l cricket: Reports

Pakistan pacer Mohammad Aamir was on Friday booed on his return to international cricket by the crowd during the first Twenty20 match against New Zealand here, reports said.

The 23-year-old left-arm pacer was making his first appearance for Pakistan since returning from a five-year ban and jail time for being implicated in a spot-fixing scandal in 2010.

Pakistan defeated the hosts by 16 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series, with Mohammad Hafeez scoring 61 as they reached 171 for eight. Shahid Afridi’s astute captaincy coupled with an all-round effort, helped Pakistan overcome New Zealand’s challenge.

Aamir opened the bowling, taking 1-31 from four overs, but did not bat.

Back home however, the Pakistan cricket fraternity was relieved to see Aamir make a comeback.
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