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.
CWC19: NZ v PAK - Haris Sohail is run out by Guptill for 68 https://t.co/0pzxVZicUZ # via @icc. Is this a run out? The bails flash initially and then fallback in place. The bails eventually fall off on second attempt but by the batsman is inside the crease
— Jam-Elephant (@elephant_jam) June 27, 2019
Here are a few tweets.
— Len (@LenLenington) June 26, 2019
Fans clearly question the umpiring
The bails dislodged but didn't fall down when Haris Sohail was run out. They fell once he was in.
— Aakash Bakhle (@aakashb_95) June 26, 2019
Strange and poor as well
Is it a run out? But bails didn’t come off! And he was in back then when bails came off and settled again , that’s strange! #PAKvNZ
— Ashwin Dixit (@AshwinDixit10) June 26, 2019
Simply: Not out
Haris given out, bails did not dislodge #PAKvNZ
— Elephant Tweets (@Elephantero) June 26, 2019
Yes, they remained on top
— Kiranvarma Datla (@dssk_varma) June 26, 2019
After the @IPL, the bails continue to be the talk of the town as they didn't fall off in that Haris Sohail run-out.
— Amey Deshpande (@SportsZealot07) June 26, 2019
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.