The Five Runs We Should Have Gone: Bangla Keeper Calls Fake Throw Against Kohli, Umpires Also Criticized: After the defeat, Bangladesh wicketkeeper Nurul Hasan accused Virat Kohli of fake fielding. Nurul said that Virat made a fake throw and accused the umpires of not seeing it.
India beat Bangladesh by five runs. Due to rain during the match, the match was shortened to 16 overs. A target of 151 runs was also set. So every run was so precious in the game.
“When the match resumed due to rain, there were problems with the field being wet. But then there was a fake throw. We should have got five runs from that. But it didn’t happen,’ Nurul said.
Nurul’s criticism was without directly addressing the umpires. It was Nurul who hit a four and a six in the last over bowled by Arshdeep Singh to keep Bangladesh in the match.
The incident mentioned by Nurul took place in the seventh over of the match. This was before it rained. Its videos are widely shared by Bangladeshi fans on social media.
This over was bowled by Axar Patel. Liton Das was the batter. Arshdeep was expected to cross the boundary but caught the ball through the fielding and threw it toward the keeper Dinesh Karthik.
Meanwhile, Virat Kohli is seen catching the ball and throwing it onto the stumps. But the ball never reached Virat.
41.5 Under Law 5 if there is a deliberate deceptive move to distract the batsman, 5 runs will be awarded to the opposing team. This is what Nurul Hasan pointed out.
But Liton Das did not raise such a complaint during the match, nor did the field umpires say that there was any foul play on Virat’s part.
Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan also said after the match that it was a very fair match.
Some on social media are pointing out that the batter is not even looking at Kohli and hence the distraction rule cannot be implemented here.
Meanwhile, there are some other criticisms against the umpires in the Bangladesh-India match. One criticism was that the overs and targets were not properly reassessed due to rain. Earlier in the match against Pakistan, Pakistani fans had said that the umpires were biased against India.
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At the same time, it was an exciting match that took place in Adelaide yesterday. Bangladesh won the toss and sent India into bat. India has already lost captain Rohit Sharma in KL. A good score was built on the strength of the innings of Rahul and former captain Virat Kohli.
Virat scored an unbeaten 64 from 44 balls and Rahul shone with 50 runs from 32 balls. Suryakumar Yadav also provided good support with 30 runs from 16 balls.
India ended the innings at 184 for six in the stipulated over due to the brilliant innings of the trio.
Batting in reply, Bangladesh got off to a dream start. A half-century from opener Liton Das led the Bengal Tigers to the fore when the rain came and halted the match.
After the rain, the target was revised to 151 in 16 overs. But suddenly, with the dismissal of Liton Das, Bangladesh’s victory also went away.
After the win against Bangladesh, India also managed to top the group standings.
India’s next match is on November 6. Zimbabwe will be the opponent in the match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.