Ikram Alikhil run-out vs West Indies: The Afghani wicket-keeper batsman’s inexperience saw him getting out in Lucknow.
During the first ODI of the ongoing series between Afghanistan and West Indies in Lucknow, Afghanistan wicket-keeper batsman Ikram Alikhil’s brain fade moment saw him walking back to the pavilion after scoring his second ODI half-century.
It all happened on the third delivery of the 27th over when Afghanistan batsman Rahmat Shah hit a Roston Chase delivery on the leg-side to register his 16th ODI half-century. In what was an easy single, both the batsmen complete it without any discomfort.
However, Alikhil’s eagerness to congratulate his senior partner saw him losing his wicket. Whilst the ball was still in play, Alikhil started walking towards Rahmat after grounding his bat at the striker’s bat.
With West Indies wicket-keeper Shai Hope having just received the throw from Evin Lewis, he dislodged the bails and broke a crucial 111-run partnership between Rahmat and Alikhil.
Coming in to bat at No. 4 in the sixth over, Alikhil played really well for his 58 (62) with the help of six fours and a six. The 19-year old cricketer’s wicket was followed by a batting collapse which saw Afghanistan scoring 194/10 in 45.2 overs after being sent in to bat by West Indies captain Kieron Pollard.
Rahmat, who had walked in to bat at No. 3 in the fifth over, top-scored for his team with 61 (80) with the help of six fours and a six. With bowling figures of 10-2-21-2, West Indies all-rounder Jason Holder was the pick of their bowlers.
Ikram Alikhil run-out vs West Indies:
— Nishant Barai (@barainishant) November 6, 2019
How Twitter reacted:
— New India (@NewIndia_RT) November 6, 2019
An unusual way to get out
Ikram alikhil has gone
Oh wait najib Zadran is gone
Two wickets in an over @ikramalikhil15
— Atal ahmadzai (@Atalahmadzai6) November 6, 2019
Nelson strikes, as the 111 run partnership is broken. Ikram Alikhil is RUN-OUT for a well played 58. WI have a breakthrough. AFG 126-3 #AFGvWI
— ThePoppingCrease (@PoppingCreaseSA) November 6, 2019
July 2019 (WC) – 86
Nov 2019 – 50* #AFGvWI
— Thirumala Sai M (@mtsai4444) November 6, 2019
Within the rules but an unfortunate way to get out.#IkramAlikhil
— Mr. A 🏏 (@cricdrugs) November 6, 2019
At the time of writing this article, Hope and Chase’s 50-run stand for the third wicket has seen West Indies staging a comeback into the match after losing two early wickets.