Post Haris Sohail Run Out, Zing Bails Debate Surfaces Once Again in Cricket World Cup 2019; Fans Question Poor Umpiring (Watch Video)
Haris Sohail is run out by Martin Guptill during New Zealand vs Pakistan CWC 2019 match. (Photo Credits: Getty Images)

Controversy related zing bails in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. (CWC 2019) continues to make headlines. As seen already in the 2019 CWC that the bails do not come off despite ball hitting the stumps, it happened once again in the tournament during Pakistan vs New Zealand match. The decision did not affect the result of the match but has put question marks on umpiring standards in the ICC CWC 2019. Babar Azam Becomes First Pakistan Batsman to Score Century in CWC 2019, Helps PAK Beat New Zealand.

In the penultimate over of Pakistan chase, left-handed batsman Haris Sohail was run-out. Martin Guptill ran from backward point and then dived to disturb the stumps. The zing bails flashed at first but did not come off the groove. However, the third umpire ruled Sohail out. Pakistan at that time were nearing the victory and were in total control of the match.

Luckily for Pakistan, Sohail’s run-out came at a time when Pakistan were placed comfortably. Soon after the controversial dismissal, Twitterati spotted that bails didn’t come off and criticised the umpire’s decision. Here are some reactions. Pakistan vs New Zealand, ICC CWC 2019 Stat Highlights: Babar Azam Century Takes Pakistan to 6-Wicket Win Over Kiwis.

Check out the video of the run-out.

Here are a few tweets.

Fans clearly question the umpiring

Strange and poor as well

Simply: Not out

Yes, they remained on top

And this!

Pakistan defeated New Zealand in match 33 of the ICC CWC 2019 to remain in contention for a semi-final spot. Chasing 238 on a tricky pitch, Pakistan did well to cross the line. Baber Azam scored untwine 101 runs to guide his side home. ICC CWC 2019 Points Table

The right-hander was well-supported by Haris Sohail, who made significant 68 off 76 balls. Babar and Sohail added crucial 126 runs for the fourth wicket. With this win, Pakistan moves to the sixth spot on the Cricket World Cup 2019 points table.