Soumya Sarkar run out: Bangladesh batsman gets involved in a terrible mix-up with partner Tamim Iqbal to lose his wicket against Australia
During the 26th match of the ongoing 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup match between Australia and Bangladesh, Bangladesh opener Soumya Sarkar got involved in a terrible mix-up with his partner Tamim Iqbal, to ultimately run himself Out at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham.
It all happened during the 4th over of the second innings. Bangladesh had just commenced the mountain chase of 381. Thus, the last thing that the team wanted was a run-out quite early on in the innings- which is exactly what happened.
During the penultimate ball of the over which was being bowled by Pat Cummins, Tamim Iqbal punched a length delivery towards the mid-on region, and sensing an easy run set-off quickly for it. Soumya Sarkar at the other end, instead of responding to Tamim’s call had his eyes on the cherry till the very end.
Thus, a complete school-boy error from Sarkar, meant that both the batsman were in the middle of the pitch at one point in time. Aussie skipper Aaron Finch, who was stationed at mid-on, hit a bull’s eye at the non-striker’s end and Sarkar was not even in the frame.
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Bangladesh with a mountain to climb
A scintillating century (166 off 147) from David Warner, along with useful contributions from Finch (53 off 51) and Usman Khawaja (89 off 72) meant that Australia piled up a mammoth total of 381/5 of 50 overs.
Interestingly, Bangladesh all-rounder Soumya Sarkar was the pick of the Bangladesh bowlers with figures of 8-0-58-3 in the innings. In reply, the wicket of Soumya Sarkar has put Bangladesh at the back-foot early on. They will now rely mainly on their seasoned campaigner and centurion from the previous match- Shakib-Al-Hasan.
At the time of writing, Bangladesh had put on 60/1 on the board after 11.4 overs. Tamim Iqbal (25 off 40) and Shakib-Al-Hasan (20 off 23) were at the crease, with 320 more runs required to chase.
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