Fawad Ahmed will be an Australia 'match-winner', says T20 skipper George Bailey

Fawad Ahmed's return of 3/25 was timely after he took none for 43 on debut during Australia's 39-run win in the first Twenty20 at Southampton on Thursday.

updated: September 01, 2013 09:30 IST
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Chester-le-Street: Australia Twenty20 captain George Bailey believes Fawad Ahmed will become a match-winner for his adopted country after he took his first full international wickets on Saturday.

Leg-spinner Ahmed's return of three wickets for 25 runs from his maximum four overs couldn't prevent Australia losing the second Twenty20 international at Chester-le-Street by 27 runs as England levelled the two-match series at 1-1, but it may yet have more enduring significance than the raw result.

It was Ahmed who ended England's opening partnership of 111 when he induced Michael Lumb to top-edge a sweep to wicketkeeper Matthew Wade, a wicket the bowler greeted with a kiss to the skies.

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