Getting four wickets in the Australian first innings at Lord’s was a really proud moment for me and – insh’allah – I can get many more in the Series.

It’s a ground I have fond memories of after winning the Twenty20 World Cup there, and I was looking forward to playing there against Australia.

However, although Lord’s is known as the ‘Home of Cricket’, the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore has always been the ‘home of cricket’ for me. I'm pleased the MCC sponsored this series and helped us stage it here in England. I was also pleased with the level of support we have had, and I remember from 2009 we had phenomenal support wherever we played in England.

The match has been played in the true spirit of cricket - it’s competitive, fair and above all, played within the laws of the game. Our captain, Shahid, came in and played a nice knock, it was just what was needed at the time, and the skipper is just the man to accelerate the innings. The Aussies are one of the best sides in the world, and certainly still a cricketing force to be reckoned with. It’s a very tough challenge for us playing them, especially in testing conditions, but the whole experience can only be good for a young team like us.