Thursday, June 13, 2024

T20 World Cup: Rudy plan of Pakistani bowlers to beat America?

Leader Online Desk: The USA team created a sensation by defeating Pakistan in the Super Over while performing tremendously in the T20 World Cup. Once again it was highlighted that Pakistan players are tigers on paper. Playing against a weak team like USA, Pakistan had to sweat. Now a new controversy has arisen over this match. Pakistan bowler Haris Rauf has been accused of ball tampering.

Pakistan had demanded to change the ball

During the T20 World Cup match between USA and Pakistan, during the USA team's innings, Pakistan demanded a change of ball after 12 overs. At that time, America's score was 94 runs for one wicket. After the change of ball, Pakistan managed to break the 68-run partnership between Andreas Ghose and Monank Patel in the very next over. Rauf took the wicket of Ghaus to end the partnership. In the very next over after Ghaus was dismissed, Mohammad Amir drove the US captain into the tent.

The legendary American cricketer accused Haris Rauf

Veteran American cricketer Rusty Theron has taken to social media to tag the International Cricket Council (ICC) and accuse fast bowler Haris Rauf of ball tampering. Rusty Theron also posted on X that Haris Rauf tampered with the new ball. He further wrote that how can a ball that was changed two overs ago reverse? Is the ICC pretending that Pakistan did not scratch the changed ball? You can see evidence of ball tampering by Harris Rauf with his fingernails on the ball. After this incident, no official complaint has been filed against Rauf by the American team.

Pakistan lost in Super Over

Due to a tie in the match, the match was played in Super Over. Batting first in the Super Over, America scored 18 runs. Pakistan batsmen could not overcome this challenge. He was able to score 13 runs for 1. Saurabh Netravalkar from America kept the Pakistani batsmen in a bind while bowling with aplomb. On the contrary, Mohammad Amir bowled 3 wide balls and gave 4 extra runs from Pakistan. Pakistan were challenged by 19 runs to win. Netravalkar bowled for America. Netravalkar bowled the first ball for no run. Iftikhar Ahmed hits a boundary on the second ball. The next ball was bowled wide by Netravalkar. But on the very next ball, Iftikhar was dismissed. Netravalkar bowled a wide. Then on the next ball, Pakistan got a leg-by four. Two runs came off the fifth ball. Only one run was scored on the last ball. USA won the match by restricting Pakistan to just 13 runs in the Super Over.

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