IND vs SA: The Indian cricket team had to face defeat by 7 wickets in the first match of the 5-match T20 series against South Africa. Batting first, the Indian team had put 211 runs on the board in this match. But the bowlers of Team India failed completely. However, in the defeat of Team India, the on-field umpire was also responsible somewhere.
Dishonesty with Team India?
Team India had to face a very embarrassing defeat against South Africa in the first T20 match. However, in this match, the fans are quite upset with an action by the on-field umpire. In fact, when captain Rishabh Pant came to bat during the Indian innings, South African bowler Kagiso Rabada tried to stop him from taking runs by hitting him on the shoulder.
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In fact, it happened that during the Indian innings, Kagiso Rabada brought the 14th over for South Africa. On the third ball of this over, Shreyas Iyer played the ball towards the leg side, on which Rishabh Pant ran to take a run. Then Kagiso Rabada came in the middle to run him out and hit him on the shoulder. After this, Tristan Stubbs, fielding at midwicket, tried to run out Pant at the non-striker’s end. But Pant was saved due to a bad throw.
Team India should have got 5 runs
Seeing the video of this dispute between Pant and Rabada, it is clear that the South African bowler deliberately pushed Pant. In such a situation, according to the rule 41.5 of cricket, if a player tries to stop the batsman from taking a run, then the umpire can impose a penalty on the fielding team. The umpire could have declared this ball as a dead ball. Apart from this, if there is a separate physical offence, then 5 runs can be added to the account of the batting team.
Team India’s loss started
Team India has to face defeat in a fork match against South Africa. African team won this match by 7 wickets. The Indian team could not tell this match even after putting 211 runs on the board. Team India’s bowlers failed completely in this match.