Usman Qadir, Imran Tahir
Usman Qadir celebrated like Imran Tahir after picking up his wicket. Image Courtesy: Getty

So, the Proteas tour to Australia hasn’t started on a bright note. They got outsmarted by Australia’s President XI in a practice game. During the course, the son of a former Pakistani cricketer Abdul Qadir, Usman Qadir grabbed three wickets to his name. Meanwhile, his celebrations after the wicket of Imran Tahir made the headlines in the cricketing world.

Usman Qadir delivered the goods by bowling a fine spell in the match. After bagging the wickets of Dwayne Pretorius and Lungi Ngidi, he accounted to the wicket of Imran Tahir, who is a leg-spinner himself. After bagging the wicket, Qadir imitated Tahir with his celebrations.

South Africa got restricted to 170:

Initially, it was South Africa, who won the toss and asked the home side to roll their arms. But, it seemed like it wasn’t a great decision, as they lost Quinton de Kock and Reeza Hendricks in the first over of the game.

Usman Qadir, Imran Tahir, Australia vs South Africa 2018
Usman Qadir bagged three wickets. (Image Courtesy: Fox Sports)

Aiden Markram and Faf du Plessis looked like stabilising the scorecard, but the Behrendorff once again got the better of the batsman to make scorecard read 30/3.  Aiden Markram, who got 47 to his name failed to convert his start as well.

Meanwhile, the comeback batsman, Farhan Behardien registered duck thus denting South Africa furtherly. However, it was David Miller, who played brilliantly to give something for the bowlers to defend.

Imran Tahir
Imran Tahir celebrates a wicket. Credit: Twitter

Apart from Miller and Markram, the fast bowlers, Dale Steyn and Kagiso Rabada knocked much-needed 20 and 28*, respectively to stretch the score to 170 on the board. If not their resilience, they would have seen themselves scoring pretty poor.

Jason Bahrendorff and Usman Qadir ended up by bagging three wickets to their name. Blake Edwards picked a couple while Ben Dwarshuis and Jason Sangha chipped in with apiece.

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