T20 World Cup 2022
Mohammad Nawaz Walked Off The Field As LBW Despite Edging The Ball
By CricShots - Nov 3, 2022 4:57 pm
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Pakistan And South Africa are locking horns with each other in the Super 12 clash of the T20 World Cup 2022 in Sydney. In the tournament so far, there have been a few controversial and things go from bad to worse with the batter’s lack of knowledge of the rules. Pakistan’s all-rounder, Mohammad Nawaz had a subpar match awareness that landed him in a tricky situation where he eventually walked off LBW despite edging the ball.

Mohammad Nawaz
Mohammad Nawaz was playing a good knock

It’s a do-or-die game for Pakistan against South Africa at the Sydney Cricket Ground, and they suffered a top-order decimation early in the innings. However, Iftikhar Ahmed and Mohammad Nawaz made a crucial partnership for the fifth wicket which could have run a longer course, only if not for an absurd sequence of events that led to the dismissal of Nawaz.

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Tabraiz Shamsi was bowling in the 13th over of the innings and Mohammad Nawaz decided to sweep the ball. The full-length delivery rustled into the pads as Nawaz failed to get a clean connection. Nevertheless, the batter sprinted for a single while the fielding team appealed for LBW but was sent back by Iftikhar Ahmed.

Things got tricky when in the process, a Lungi Ngidi direct throw from the short third man caught him well short of the crease. Nawaz wasn’t aware of the fact that the umpire had raised his finger for LBW before the ball had struck the stumps and was thus seen fuming at his partner after the dismissal. Replay clearly showed that the ball had taken a thick inside edge before crashing into the pads.

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Therefore, a DRS would have saved his wicket since the ball is dead once the umpire has declared the batter out LBW, effectively making the run-out null and void. However, instead of consulting Iftikhar about what had occurred, Nawaz simply walked off in the knowledge that he had been run out when in reality the scorecard will have him out as LBW. 

Here is the video of the dismissal of Mohammad Nawaz:

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