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Watch: Lbw appeal, overthrow, double mix-up – Mohammad Nawaz gets run out in chaotic fashion

Mohammad Nawaz run out
by Wisden Staff 2 minute read

Watch: Mohammad Nawaz was involved in a strange, action-packed run-out in the 47th over of the Pakistan innings during their World Cup match against Netherlands at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad today (October 6).

Tailenders are known for being unpredictable with their running between the wickets. The same was in full display during Pakistan’s innings in their World Cup opening match.

Shaheen Afridi attempted a reverse-sweep off a Colin Ackermann delivery in the 47th over and failed to make contact with the bat. The ball ricocheted off his pads to short fine-leg and Mohammad Nawaz set off for a single from the non-striker’s end.


He had come halfway down the pitch before Afridi sent him back. Nawaz somehow made it back to his crease as the throw from the short fine-leg fielder missed the stumps at the non-striker’s end and hit Ackermann on his hands to get deflected towards the left-hander’s leg side.

The distance which the ball travelled after hitting Ackermann was tempting enough for the Pakistan batters to think about and go for an overthrow run. Nawaz who had made his crease at the non-striker’s end, turned around and ran for the overthrow. This time Afridi responded.

Ackermann, meanwhile sprinted across to recover the ball, slid to gather it and threw it at the striker’s end in one motion. Nawaz dived full stretch in an attempt to make his crease, but the direct hit caught him well short of his ground this time, bringing an end to his 43-ball knock of 39 in a chaotic manner.

Pakistan’s last wicket pair added another 19 runs to take their total to 286.

Earlier in the day, Netherlands had put Pakistan in a spot of bother, reducing them to 38-3 before Mohammad Rizwan and Saud Shakeel scored twin 68s to take Pakistan to safety.

For Netherlands, Bas de Leede was the pick of the bowlers, taking four wickets for 62 runs, including two double-wicket overs.

Watch Mohammad Nawaz’s chaotic run out:


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