Pakistan star Mohammad Amir in the pink for Essex


Pakistan paceman Mohammad Amir continued his rich seam of form from the Champions Trophy win over India, striking early for Essex using a pink ball on a landmark day for English county cricket. Amir trapped Middlesex Nick Gubbins lbw as the latest round of county championship matches got underway on Monday (26). The new day/night format led to the use of the pink ball with a black seam — ideal preparation for England’s Test players for a match with the West Indies from August 17-21 at Edgbaston. Domestic cricket history was also made in Glamorgan’s game with Derbyshire as the…

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