Watch: Frustrated Lungi Ngidi Nearly Hits Tamim Iqbal With His Throw
South Africa pacer Lungi Ngidi had a tough start to the proceedings with the ball in the ongoing World Cup game against Bangladesh. The right-arm pacer conceded 5 in his very first over and just two in his second. However, Soumya Sarkar hit him for three fours in his third over to collect 14 runs. And the hammering continued when Ngidi came to bowl his fourth over.
Soumya hit the first two balls for fours before taking a single to bring Tamim Iqbal back on strike. Tamim could not score on the fourth ball of the over before hitting the fifth balls straight towards Ngidi and the latter just showed how frustrated he was with his poor start. The 23-year old threw the ball straight towards Tamim as he took a needless shy at the stumps.
Tamim was inside the crease and in order to avoid getting hit he offered his bat. The ball hit the bat and ran towards the third man but the Bangladesh openers decided against taking any single. Tamim then expressed his displeasure before the crowd joined in too by booing Ngidi for the unsporting conduct.
Here is a clip of that incident involving Lungi Ngidi and Tamim Iqbal:
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Meanwhile, the day went from bad to worse for Ngidi as he had to walk off the field after suffering a hamstring injury. He had to leave the field in order to receive treatment for a tight left hamstring. At the time of writing this report, Ngidi was yet to return to the field as Bangladesh were in command at the Oval.
At the end of the 30th over, the Tigers were comfortably placed at 190 for 2 with Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan both reaching their fifties.