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India vs Pakistan U19: Complete confusion when Qasim Akram of Pakistan runs out of semifinals in the I-19 World Cup of the ICC against India | Cricket News


NEW DELHI: Both batters end up at the same end, with bail bonds withdrawn at the other, it’s something we’ve seen many times in the cricket field. The last instance of this was when Pakistan batter Qasim Akram ran out of a single during the ICC U19 World Cup semi-final against India at Senwes Park in Potchefstroom, South Africa, on Tuesday.

The understanding between Akram and Captain Rohail Nazir at the other end plummeted, as both players ran to the same end after initially doubting after reaching midfield.

The incident occurred on 31 of the innings when Akram played the ball in front of the cover, but both batters were not sure if the race was underway or not. Both batters ended up at the bowlers’ end and all Indian guard Dhruv Chand Jurel had to do was quietly remove the bail bonds at the end. For a while, even the commentators were not sure which batter had run out of it, as both rushed to the end of the bowlers. The repetitions showed that Nazir had grounded his bat inside the fold first, so he was safe and Akram had to walk back to the pavilion.

Previously, Pakistan won the draw and chose to hit India. Both teams remained undefeated in their group stage matches, and the Pakistan group stage match against Bangladesh vanished.

Incredibly, the last eight finals of the U19 World Cup have been presented to India or Pakistan or India.

The Indian boys have won the ICC U-19 World Cup four times and are the defending champions, while Pakistan won the title in consecutive editions in 2004 and 2006.

Times of India