Last Update on: September 23rd, 2023 at 06:06 pm
Bangladesh and New Zealand are currently locking horns in the second ODI of the series in Dhaka. While the competition between bat and ball has been staggering, the moment between Ish Sodhi and Hasan Mahmud hogged the headlines and gained a lot of praise.
The incident took place during the 46th over of the Bangladesh’s innings. Hasan Mahmud while bowling the 4th delivery of the over to Lockie Ferguson, who was at his crease, seized the opportunity to run out Ish Sodhi at the non-striker’s end.
Hasan Mahmud ran him out and the umpire Marais Erasmus sent the decision upstairs. The third umpire was okay with the decision and Ish Sodhi was deemed run out. However, Bangladesh stand-in skipper Litton Das then won the hearts of many as he withdrew the appeal and the New Zealand player was called back.
Ish Sodhi was elated as he was called back by Bangladesh. The Kiwi player in jubilation hugged the bowler Hasan Mahmud for his team’s gesture. The incident was lauded by many as they praised hosts for their kind gesture.
Here’s the video:
Ish Sodhi was run out at the non strikers end by Hasan Mahmud. The third umpire checked and gave OUT! But when Sodhi started walking out, skipper Litton Das and Hasan Mahmud called him back again. What a beautiful scene! Lovely spirit of the game. The hug at the end was wonderful… pic.twitter.com/GvrpjXcJwB
— SportsTattoo Media (@thesportstattoo) September 23, 2023
The kind gesture of Bangladesh cost them a few runs as Ish Sodhi hit some blows in the end. The leg-spinner scored crucial 35 runs for his team down the order. He batted for 39 balls and smashed 3 sixes in his innings.
Ish Sodhi’s crucial innings in the end powered New Zealand to a total of 254 runs on the board. Tom Latham was the top run-getter for his team with his 68-run knock whereas Henry Nicholls also contributed 49 runs.
Hasan Mahmud contributes along with other bowlers to put his team at the top
Bangladesh bowlers were at the top of the game with their performances. Khaled Ahmed and Mahedi Hasan were the pick of the bowlers as they picked three wickets each.
Whereas Mustafizur Rahman along with Hasan Mahmud combined to pick three wickets. Nasum Ahmed also contributed with one wicket as Bangladesh bundled out New Zealand for just 254 runs.