Fakhar Zaman Run Out: Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman’s brilliant inning came to an end in the most controversial manner as he was run out in the last over of the South African vs Pakistan 2nd ODI match.
Pakistan had slim hopes of winning the 2nd ODI, needing 31 runs off the last over to win the game while chasing hosts’ mammoth 341-run target, but the 1st ball of the 50th over, produced an incident that overshadowed every other event unfolded, and the wonderful performances displayed by the players in the game.
Social media erupted when Fakhar Zaman was controversially run out in the last over of the second one-day international match between hosts South Africa and visitors Pakistan.
Batting on 193 while entering the final over of the 2nd innings, Zaman looked destined to cross the golden 200-run mark.
Zaman was on strike while facing Lungi Ngidi’s over. The 30-year-old played the ball to the long-off and decided to come back for the 2nd run. But South Africa’s wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock, who pointed to the bowler’s end as if to indicate that the ball was being thrown at the other end. Zaman, with his face towards the bowler’s end, slowed down a bit but a direct throw ran him out.
Fakhar Zaman’s valiant effort of 193 runs against South Africa was the second-highest score by a batsman in a losing cause. Zimbabwe’s Charles Coventry, who made 194 not out against Bangladesh in 2009, holds the record for the most runs scored by a batsman in a losing cause.
But no doubt Quinton de Kock’s conduct is being thrown into hot waters, with many considering it as unsportsmanlike conduct.
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