Soumya Sarkar brain fade moment: The Bangladeshi cricketer was seen making a silly mistake during the business end of Day 5.
During the fifth day of the one-off Test between Bangladesh and Afghanistan in Chattogram, Bangladesh batsman Soumya Sarkar was seen committing a howler while batting in a tense situation in the fourth innings.
It all happened on the second delivery of the 61st over when Sarkar ran a single off Afghanistan spinner Zahir Khan. With Bangladesh batting to survive a few overs, Sarkar exposing the No. 11 batsman in Nayeem Hasan was beyond any explanation especially after considering the situation the hosts were in.
Having hit the ball in between point and cover, Sarkar perhaps thought of running a couple of runs but it wasn’t to be. The fact that Bangladesh were nowhere in the contest, thinking of running risky runs was next to criminal.
While Hasan somehow managed to play the remaining four balls of the over, it was Sarkar (15) who became the last Bangladeshi batsman to get out. On the fourth delivery of the following over, the 26-year old inside edged a Rashid Khan delivery to be caught and short leg.
Chasing a 398-run target, Bangladesh were bundled out for 173 in 61.4 overs. With bowling figures of 21.4-6-49-6, Rashid registered his second five-wicket haul and career-best bowling figures in Test matches.
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How Twitter reacted:
Another bitter end for Soumya Sarkar. #afgvsban
— Varun Parkal (@VarunParkal) September 9, 2019
Soumya Sarkar should be banned @BCBtigers .
1_For not trying to take a single in the last two balls of the over when Taijul Was batting
2_Taking a single with the last batsman at the second ball of the over!
How stupid a man can be! I bet he doesn’t even know the rules of test!
— Fahim A (@Fahim_29_A) September 9, 2019
Time for Soumya Sarkar to farm the strike. But it will be incredibly tough in this situation to take a single towards the end of the over. #BANvAFG
— Shubh AggarWall (@shubh_chintak) September 9, 2019
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