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Tahir got Bairstow in the opening over of the World Cup
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Tahir got Bairstow in the opening over of the World Cup

Not often do you see a leg-spinner opening the bowling in the modern-day cricket and that too in a Cricket World Cup match. South African captain, Faf du Plessis thought out of the box and opted for Imran Tahir to open the bowling against England.

Imran Tahir did not disappoint and straight away got rid of the big fish (Jonny Bairstow). It was a great success for Tahir as he got the maiden wicket of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

Imran Tahir grabbed the figures of 2-61. His spell was very much economical and he bowled splendidly in the middle-overs as well. Although England thrashed South Africa in the opening game, still Imran Tahir will go in the next matches with some confidence behind him.