Pat Cummins pant comes off while he tries to save the boundary during the ongoing Australia vs Pakistan match at Taunton
The ongoing Match 17 of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between Australia and Pakistan has been a tense contest so far, nearing towards a nail-biting contest. But, the game of Cricket might also greet its crazy fans with some light on the field moments as well. While these ‘light’ moments might seem to be funny for the ones beholding it, the same can become an embarrassment for some.
It all happened during the 25th over of the Pakistan innings. Australian speedster Nathan Coulter Nile bowled an outside off-stump delivery to Mohammad Hafeez in the second delivery of the over. Hafeez guided the delivery comfortably towards the third man region to the right hand side of the man stationed at slips.
The ball was racing towards the boundary fence but Pat Cummins put in a valiant dive to prevent the same. While he succeeded to save two runs for his side, his loosely tightened pants came off while sliding against the surface of the ground. Everybody, including the commentators and the action-hungry crowd had what we call it the ‘Rolling on the floor laughing’ (ROFL) moment. Cummins, however came back strong (probably after tightening his pants) and picked up the important wicket of Imam-ul-Haq, in his very first delivery of the 26th over.
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WATCH: Pat Cummins’ pant comes off while trying to save the boundary
Pakistan loosening their grip
While Cummins had to become a laughing stock courtesy his loosened pants, Pakistan have now clearly loosened their grip on the match. Chasing 307 for victory after a fine display of fast bowling by Mohammad Amir (he took a 5-wicket haul) Pakistan lost 4 quick wickets in succession. At one point in time they were looking strong at 136/2, but are now, at the time of writing, reeling at 160/6 after the end of 30 overs.