Pakistan captain sees Lord’s win as ‘start of a new life’ for Mohammad Amir

• Amir took two England wickets at a cost of 39 runs
• Misbah: ’That was a special moment for him’

Misbah-ul-Haq, the Pakistan captain, believes that Mohammad Amir can now begin his new life as a Test cricketer after the left-arm bowler, on his return to the scene of the 2010 spot-fixing scandal, claimed the final wicket in a 75-run victory against England.

Amir cleaned up the stumps of No11 Jake Ball to see the home side bowled out for 207 in their pursuit of 283 and spark scenes of joy for the tourists, who collectively dropped to the ground and performed the press-up celebration that had followed Misbah’s first-innings century.

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