Pakistan cricket team seem to have a deep connection with bizarre run-outs. In the first Test of the two-match Test series between Bangladesh and Pakistan, that began on Friday, the world of cricket got to see yet another bizarre run-out, only the Pakistani cricket team inflicted it this time around.
The incident happened in the final delivery of Bangladesh’s innings. Batsman Abu Jayed pushed away a delivery from bowler Shaheen Afridi towards mid-on. He thought about going for a single but later changed his mind. Meanwhile, the batsman at the other end, Ebadot Hossain held on to his crease firmly.
Mohammad Abbas, the fielder, collected the ball and aimed it towards the striker’s end. He successfully dislodged the bails and the Pakistani team appealed in unison. The on-field umpires couldn’t understand what had happened so they went to the third umpire for a referral.
The replays showed that Jayed, somehow, fell short of his crease. He had ample time to get back into his crease but was caught napping and the Pakistani team wrapped up Bangladesh’s innings as they had already sent nine of the visiting team’s batsmen back to the dugout.
Replays of the incident revealed a bizarre yet hilarious run-out and the Pakistani team will be happy that they were on the right side.
Here, is a video of the Abu Jayed’s run out incident, that will crack you up surely:
Bangladesh make a joke of themselves on Day 1 versus Pakistan
Aside from the run-out, Bangladesh had already been struggling the whole day. They were asked to bat first and the openers Tamim Iqbal and Saif Hassan both got dismissed inside the first two overs. Rest of their batsmen failed to have any impact of sorts except for Mohammad Mithun, who scored 63 runs off 137 deliveries.
Eventually, the Tigers’ were bowled out for 233 runs in 83.5 overs.
For Pakistan, Afridi missed his five-for due to the run-out but he will take it with both hands, as they were able to wrap up the visiting team on Day 1 itself.
Meanwhile, at the stumps on Day 2 Pakistan posted 342 for three in 87.5 overs. Babar Azam and Shan Masood came up with centuries each.
Currently, Pakistan lead Bangladesh by 109 runs in Rawalpindi.