New Delhi. West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell had a very poor day with the bat in the T20 World Cup match against Bangladesh on Friday. This explosive batsman got out on the duck without facing any ball. It was the 13th over of the innings, when Andre Russell came out to bat after captain Kieron Pollard was dismissed. Pollard left the field in the 13th over due to a fitness problem. On the fourth ball of this over, Roston Chase played directly towards Taskin Ahmed. The ball touched the bowler’s shoe and hit the stump of the non-striker’s end. During this Andre Russell was away from the crease and thus he was run out without playing a single ball.
With this, Andre Russell has become the ninth batsman in T20 World Cup history to be dismissed without facing the ball. The International Cricket Council (ICC) has shared the video of this incident on its official social media account. On this run out of Russell, users have also reacted fiercely on social media. Users have called Andre Russell the most unlucky cricketer.
This wicket of Andre Russell put more brakes on the scoring rate. Roston Chase scored 39 runs in 46 balls. At the same time, Nicholas Pooran took the scorecard forward by scoring 40 runs in 22 balls. Jason Holder ended the innings by scoring 15 runs off five balls. West Indies scored 142/7 in their 20 overs. Shorful Islam, Mahedi Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman took two wickets each.
Let us tell you that the defending champions West Indies kept their hopes of entering the semi-finals alive after defeating Bangladesh by three runs in the thrilling T20 World Cup, while Bangladesh are almost out with this defeat. Bangladesh team could not achieve the target of 143 runs given for the victory of West Indies. Bangladesh could only manage 139 runs for five wickets in 20 overs. All the West Indies bowlers took a wicket each. Bangladesh, who could not score a single point in three matches, are out of the tournament while West Indies can reach the semi-finals if they win the rest of the matches and if the results are favorable in the other matches.