Rassie van der Dussen run-out: The South African batsman called for an unnecessary single only to be run-out at the National Stadium.
During the first day of the first Test of the ongoing South Africa’s tour of Pakistan in Karachi, South Africa batsman Rassie van der Dussen’s attempt of sneaking an unnecessary run led to his dismissal.
It all happened on the second delivery of the 16th over when van der Dussen played a Faheem Ashraf delivery to mid-off and set-off for a single. With the ball going towards the left of Pakistan captain Babar Azam at mid-off, the batsman was in no hesitation with respect to the single.
However, non-striker Dean Elgar not showing any interest in the run meant that van der Dussen had to return back to the batting end. Given the keenness with which he started off, van der Dussen had crossed too much a distance to reach his end back on time.
In addition to the batsman losing his bat in the process, Pakistan vice-captain Mohammad Rizwan’s acrobatic work behind the stumps made it impossible for the former to save his wicket.
Coming in to bat at No. 3 in the sixth over, van der Dussen walked back to the pavilion after scoring 17 (30) with the help of three fours.
Earlier, it was South Africa captain Quinton de Kock who had won the toss and opted to bat. While the visitors were aiming at playing a three-man spin attack, spinner Tabraiz Shamsi getting a back niggle in the morning forced them to change their strategy.
Rassie van der Dussen run-out vs Pakistan
Mohammad Rizwan doing @iMRizwanPak things ⚡️
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) January 26, 2021
How Twitterati reacted:
No matter how many times we see this, we can’t fathom what Rassie was thinking.
— 🏏FlashScore Cricket Commentators (@FlashCric) January 26, 2021
If “throwing your wicket away” was ever apt, its how Rassie has gone. #PAKvSA
— Sreshth Shah (@sreshthx) January 26, 2021
Elgar needs a kick in the arse for that run out.
100% van der Dussen’s call. #PakvSA
— Dennis NSK (@DennisCricket_) January 26, 2021
van der Dussen is run out after a mix up! Another brilliant effort in the field, this time by Mohammad Rizwan 👏👏
— Islamabad United (@IsbUnited) January 26, 2021
— ICC (@ICC) January 26, 2021
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