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Pakistan v Australia 2022

Watch: Debutant Nathan Ellis cleans up centurion Imam Ul Haq with searing yorker

Nathan Ellis debut
by Wisden Staff 2 minute read

Watch: Australia quick Nathan Ellis bagged a special maiden ODI wicket in the form of Pakistan opener Imam-ul-Haq in his debut game in Lahore.

Before Ellis made the breakthrough, Imam had notched up a brilliant hundred, becoming the side’s anchor in an increasingly untenable chase, even as others fell along the way. Off the final delivery of the 39th over, Imam made room for himself by moving towards the leg-side, but couldn’t adjust against Ellis’s yorker. The full-length delivery lined up towards the opener’s middle stump, and beat his bat to upset the timber.

Imam looked back at the sight and was distraught at being undone by the pinpoint yorker. Ellis, meanwhile, was ecstatic after having picked his maiden ODI wicket.


You can watch Imam’s dismissal here:

The dismissal meant Pakistan were 204-6, needing another 110 runs from their last 11 overs. They soon folded and Australia won the game by 88 runs.

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