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‘Those four runs…’: Bangladesh’s Towhid Hridoy criticizes umpiring standards in controversial loss to South Africa | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Bangladesh's batter Towhid Hridoy expressed frustration over the umpiring standards during their narrow four-run loss to South Africa in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup match at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium.Hridoy highlighted a controversial call in the 17th over of Bangladesh's run chase, where a ball from Ottneil Baartman struck Mahmudullah's pad and went for four.Initially given out LBW by the on-field umpire, the decision was overturned on review. However, since the umpire had declared it out, the ball was considered dead, denying Bangladesh crucial runs that could have altered the match outcome.Speaking to reporters after the game, Hridoy lamented the impact of the decision, stating, "To be honest, that was not a good call for us in such a tight match. In ...
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South Africa break India’s record, defend the lowest total in T20 World Cup history against Bangladesh | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: South Africa created history on Monday by successfully defending the lowest total in ICC T20 World Cup history. In a thrilling Group stage game, the Proteas managed to defend a modest target of 114 runs against Bangladesh, who fell just four runs short of victory at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York.This historic feat by South Africa surpassed the record set by India just hours earlier.India had defended a target of 120 runs against arch-rivals Pakistan at the same venue in their Group A T20 World Cup clash.T20 World Cup Schedule | Points TableThe game also marked the lowest total ever defended by South Africa in T20 Internationals, surpassing their previous best of defending 116 runs against Sri Lanka in Colombo in 2013.Winning the toss, South Afric...
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‘Daylight robbery’: Controversial umpiring decision and DRS loophole haunt Bangladesh in narrow T20 World Cup loss | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Bangladesh faced a heartbreaking four-run defeat to South Africa in a T20 World Cup match at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York on Monday. The match ended in controversy due to an umpiring error and a contentious Decision Review System (DRS) rule, leaving Bangladesh and their fans frustrated.With 27 runs needed from 24 balls and six wickets in hand, Bangladesh appeared to be in a strong position.Set batters Mahmudullah and Towhid Hridoy were at the crease when Ottneil Baartman bowled the 17th over. On the second ball, Mahmudullah attempted a flick shot but missed, and the ball brushed his pads before racing to the boundary.T20 World Cup Schedule | Points TableUmpire Sam Nogajski, however, adjudged Mahmudullah LBW. Mahmudullah reviewed the decision, an...
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‘We should have won’: Shanto reflects on missed opportunity in Bangladesh’s narrow loss to South Africa | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Bangladesh captain Najmul Hossain Shanto expressed his disappointment after his team narrowly lost to South Africa by 4 runs in the T20 World Cup at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium. The match, which took place on Monday, saw South Africa prevail in a final-ball thriller, moving a step closer to qualifying for the Super 8 stage.T20 World Cup Schedule | Points TableShanto was confident in his team's chances with Jaker Ali at the crease in the final over, needing 11 runs to win. However, the South African bowlers, particularly spinner Keshav Maharaj, held their nerve to secure a dramatic victory."Everyone was nervous but was confident when Jaker was there. It didn't happen but that's okay. Tanzid really worked hard in the last couple of games, we needed new-ball ...
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‘It was always on a knife’s edge’: Markram hails Maharaj’s last-over heroics in South Africa’s thrilling 4-run win over Bangladesh | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: South Africa captain Aiden Markram credited spinner Keshav Maharaj's decisive performance for their narrow 4-run victory over Bangladesh in a nail-biting encounter. The match, held during a crucial phase of the tournament, saw South Africa defending a modest total of 113 runs.The game reached a dramatic climax as Bangladesh, chasing 114, needed just six runs from the final two balls.Maharaj, tasked with defending 11 runs in the last over, bowled a full toss that seemed destined for the boundary. Mahmudullah, on strike, seized the opportunity with a powerful swing, but Markram's sharp catch near the boundary line turned the game on its head.T20 World Cup Schedule | Points Table"You're always pretty nervous in the final over in a game like that. It was always on a knife's edge,...
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‘Unlucky Bangladesh lose boundary due to DRS’: Wasim Jaffer feels for Bangla fans after SA register thrilling four-run win | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Bangladesh suffered an unfortunate loss against South Africa in a low-scoring thriller at the T20 World Cup, losing by just 4 runs at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York on Monday.Chasing a modest 114, Bangladesh could only manage 109-7 in reply as South Africa registered their third win in three Group D games.Bangladesh fell short due to a controversial DRS call that cost them a crucial boundary.Despite a valiant effort from their bowlers, particularly Tanzim Hasan Sakib and Taskin Ahmed, who restricted South Africa to 113/6, Bangladesh couldn't capitalise fully in their chase.Heinrich Klaasen's 46 and David Miller's 29 for South Africa were pivotal in setting a defendable target. The narrow defeat leaves Bangladesh ruing missed opportunities and cont...
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T20 World Cup: Rusty Theron accuses Haris Rauf of ball tampering | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Bowler Rusty Theron of the USA has accused Pakistani pacer Haris Rauf of tampering with the ball during Thursday's T20 World Cup play in Dallas.Theron, who is not on the USA team, claimed that the ball was reversing because Rauf was dragging his thumbnails across it after two overs.The 38-year-old seamer, who previously represented South Africa, also blasted the ICC for allegedly ignoring the incident."@ICC are we just going to pretend Pakistan aren't scratching the hell out of this freshly changed ball? Reversing the ball that's just been changed 2 overs ago?"You can literally see Haris Rauf running his thumb nail over the ball at the top of his mark. @usacricket #PakvsUSA," Theron wrote on 'X'.In the first upset of this T20 World Cup, co-hosts USA surprised Pakistan on Thur...
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It’s a tough wicket from a batting perspective: Proteas skipper Aiden Markram after defeating Sri Lanka | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The T20 World Cup's opening match between South Africa and Sri Lanka took place at the Nassau Stadium in New York, where the pitch conditions were far from ideal. Both team captains expressed their dissatisfaction with the surface.Sri Lanka's batting performance was abysmal, as they were bowled out for a meager 77 runs, their lowest total in T20 cricket history.South Africa, despite the low target, had to work hard for their victory, eventually reaching the target with six wickets in hand and 3.4 overs to spare.The criticism from the captains highlighted the importance of providing suitable playing conditions for such a high-profile tournament. The drop-in pitch at the Nassau Stadium clearly failed to meet the expectations of the players and the cricketing community."The batt...
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Watch: South Africa pacer Ottneil Baartman strikes with his first ever delivery in World Cup cricke | Cricket News – Times of India

South Africa's Ottneil Baartman struck off the first ball in his World Cup debut when he ran in to bowl for the Proteas in their opening game of ICC's showpiece T20 tournament against Sri Lanka in New York on Monday .Bowling the fourth over of the Sri Lankan innings in the Group D match, the right-arm fast bowler removed opener Pathum Nissanka (3), caught at the third-man boundary while trying to throw his bat on a delivery that grew big on the batsman and the resultant edge carried to Heinrich Klaasen.Baartman registered impressive figures of 1 for 9 in four overs, which included a maiden. WATCH VIDEOThe South African team went on to demolish the Sri Lankan line-up, bowling them out for 77 in 19.1 overs, which is the Lankan team's lowest total in T20 internationals.Pacer Anrich Nortje ...