The match is T20. The turn of the game turns between two-one balls. If you want to win such a match, how many runs do you have to score, then the batting team knows after playing 9 balls!
No, not a joke at all. The Bangladesh team has faced such a strange and controversial incident in the second T20 match of the series in Napier today. Although Mahmudullah lost the match by 28 runs, the match officials discussed about this incident. Match officials are also being beheaded on social media. However, match referee Jeff Crowe apologized to the Bangladesh team for such confusion.
Not only ordinary cricket fans, but also cricketers have joined in the criticism, with slanted jokes. New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham tweeted, ‘How can you start a run chase without knowing how many runs you are batting for? It is not too much to think that it is ‘madness’ if something like this happens in an international match.
Bangladesh team leader and BCB director Jalal Yunus is very upset over the incident. “What happened is very disappointing,” Prothom Alo said on his mobile phone from Napier. They have shown a lot of incompetence. ‘
However, match referee Jeff Crowe apologized to the Bangladesh team for the incident. He also apologized for the incident after the match.
At the end of the match, Bangladesh coach Russell Domingo also expressed his anger. “No one knew how much it would take in five overs,” he said. He didn’t even know how much in that over … This is the first time I saw such a match. Never before has there been such an experience that after the start of batting it was known how many runs it would take. The game should not have started until the goal was finalized. ‘
Batting first in the rain-affected match, New Zealand made 163 for 5 in 18.5 overs. The hosts could not finish the innings after it rained again.
In the Duckworth-Lewis (D / L) system, Bangladesh’s target was initially 146 runs in 16 overs. Liton Das and Mohammad Naeem batted and after 9 balls, you can know that the previous target was not right. Two umpires stopped the game at this time. Match referee Jeff Crowe D / L calculated the new target and said that Bangladesh would have to score 161 runs in 18 overs to win. Bangladesh team lost the match by 26 runs later.