The game looked all but over when Pakistan were bowled out for 83, but Amir, who had had an ordinary return to competitive cricket so far, something that had got everyone talking, chose the apt moment to respond.

Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir bowled superbly to finish with figures of 3/18, clinching the wickets of Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane and Suresh Raina.

"Hats off to the way the Pakistan bowlers bowled - especially Mohammad Amir. It was a pleasure playing that spell; that tested me out completely. To come out of that, it gives me a lot of confidence as a batsman. I am just delighted that I could contribute to the team's success and winning high pressure games is always nice," Said by Virat Kohli.

"It was just about keeping the scoreboard ticking and not giving away wickets. But my intent was always positive. If I had some deliveries that were loose, I went after them playing correct cricketing shots which was very important on this pitch."