Mohammad Amir
Mohammad Amir has returned to international actionGetty Images

Mohammad Amir claimed the wicket of Matt Henry with his final ball during Pakistan's T20 encounter against New Zealand at Eden Park. The 23-year-old left-arm bowler finished with figures of one for 31 from his four-over spell, as the away side won the match by 16 runs.

Amir has been rushed back into Pakistan's T20 line-up following a series of impressive displays at domestic level, after his five-year ban for spot-fixing came to an end. He formed part of a formidable-looking pace attack in Auckland that also included Wahab Riaz and Umar Gul.

New Zealand won the toss and chose to bowl first at Eden Park, with Todd Astle making his debut for the Black Caps. Pakistan amassed a competitive total of 171 for eight, in large part thanks to Mohammad Hafeez's 61 off 47 balls.

In response, the Kiwis' innings was held together by Kane Williamson, who scored 70 off 60 balls. Colin Munro also contributed an aggressive 56 but they faded away towards the end of the run chase.

Amir had a couple of chances go to ground off his bowling, including one off the bat of Astle. But he was finally rewarded for his efforts off the last ball of his spell, having tail-ender Matt Henry caught by Shahid Afridi.

The young paceman's appearance at Eden Park increases the chances of him making Pakistan's squad for the T20 World Cup in India later in 2015. There is also the tantalising prospect of Amir returning to Lord's – where the spot-fixing offence occurred in 2010 – when Pakistan tour England over the summer.