A rare run out governed by the laws of cricket was witnessed during West Indies U-19 and Zimbabwe U-19 clash in Chittagong. ‘Mankad’ is a rare run out in which the non-striker batsman is dismissed by the bowler when he deliberately takes the bails off in the course of his action.
Zimbabwe needed 3 runs off 6 balls with one wicket in hand and non-striker batsman was Richard Ngarava. West Indies bowler Keemo Paul ‘mankaded’ him off the first ball of the over.
The decision was referred to the third umpire and he was given out.
The Zimbabwe team was in tears as they fought so hard to come here and lost. At one time, the Zimbabwe team was cruising at 143 for 3 with Shaun Snyder hitting a blistering 52 in reply to the West Indies score of 226 for 9 which was assisted by Shamar Springer’s 61 in the middle.
Zimbabwe fumbled when they lost 3 wickets for 4 runs and lost the momentum. Zimbabwean spearhead Adam Keefe came with only one intention to win the game for his team and his 62 run stand with Wesley Madhevere (21) helped the cause. The match finally ended in the last over with the controversial run out but Zimbabwe team played well. Some could say it was an unfair call, but rules are rules.
The West Indies under 19 Team qualified for the quarter finals.
England fast bowler Dominic Cork added: “If this was a senior game, I don’t think I wouldn’t have gone upstairs. I wouldn’t want my team to win in that way. This isn’t what Under-19 cricket is about. I feel sorry for Zimbabwe.”
Bangladesh U-19 sealed an easy victory against Namibia U-19 in a low scoring match at Cox’s Bazar.
Namibia was bundled for a paltry 65 by Bangladeshi spinners Saleh Ahmed Shawon (2 for 10), Mehedi Hasan Miraz (2 for 12) and Ariful Islam (2 for 9). Bangladesh raced to the target in the 16th over with 8 wickets in hand. Bangladesh topped the Group A.
Bangladesh will play Nepal in the quarter finals after their defeat against India on Monday.
While Namibia U-19 also qualified for the quarter finals after beating South Africa and Scotland.
South Africa U-19 also won against Scotland U-19 by 10 wickets at Cox’s Bazar.
South Africa bowled first and restricted any of the top 5 Scotland batsmen to not more than 15 runs. Though McCreath scored 24 runs off 61 balls and alleviated the scorecard. After his wicket, Scotland was 67 for 6 but they finished with 127 when Harris Carnegie notched 48 balls 29 comprising four fours.
For South Africa both the openers accomplished the triumph in 29 overs.
Yet South Africa U-19 and Scotland U-19 are edged out of the tournament after finishing second last and last correspondingly in the group table.