Updated June 11th, 2024 at 00:18 IST

Caught on Camera! Bangladesh captain abuses umpire during SA vs BAN T20 WC game

The incident occurred during the 17th over of Bangladesh's innings, with Ottneil Baartman bowling. The Bangladesh captain's anger was caught on camera.

Najmul Hossain Shanto | Image:X
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Najmul Hossain Shanto expressed his raw emotions on the field during Bangladesh's T20 World Cup 2024 clash against South Africa. The unfortunate incident happened after an on-field umpiring decision. The umpire's call sparked a dramatic reaction from the usually composed player in the Bangladesh's dugout.

The incident occurred during the 17th over of Bangladesh's innings, with Ottneil Baartman bowling. Chasing a modest target of 114, Bangladesh's batsmen struggled to build momentum, with dot balls piling up and pressure mounting.

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In a critical moment, Australian umpire Sam Nogajski raised his finger, declaring Mahmudullah out LBW when Ottneil Baartman's delivery struck his pads. The ball then raced to the boundary for what would have been four runs. However, these runs did not count due to the LBW decision, despite the ball appearing to miss the stumps to the naked eye.

Replays confirmed that the ball would have missed the stumps, and the decision seemed a clear error. However, the four leg bye runs were not added to Bangladesh's total, as the ball was declared dead with the dismissal. This decision left Najmul Hossain Shanto, who had earlier departed cheaply, visibly furious in the dugout. The Bangladesh captain's anger was caught on camera.

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SA vs BAN, T20 World Cup 2024

Spinner Keshav Maharaj was lucky to defend 11 runs in the final over as South Africa held their nerves to beat Bangladesh by a mere four runs in yet another low-scoring thriller in the T20 World Cup here on Monday.

In a contest where fortunes swung from one side to another, Bangladesh fought valiantly until the end riding on gritty knocks from Mahmudullah (20) and Towhid Hridoy (37), but could not land the killer punch in the 20th over chasing a modest 114.

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With six needed off last two balls, Mahmudullah was caught near the ropes excellently by Aiden Markram off Keshav Maharaj (3/27), who was South Africa’s most successful bowler. The left-arm spinner bowled three full tosses in the final over but the Bangladesh batters were not able to put them away to end at 109 for seven.

Anrich Nortje (2/17) continued to make the most of his form and Kagiso Rabada (2/19) and Marco Jansen (0/17) provided strong support.

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South Africa had recovered to post 113 for six after opting to bat on what has proved to be a challenging surface.

(With PTI inputs)

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Published June 11th, 2024 at 00:18 IST