Why India were awarded 10 penalty runs: There remained a lot of confusion regarding India being awarded with 10 extra runs.
During the fifth match of the ongoing ICC Women’s World T20 between India and Pakistan at Guyana yesterday, India defeated their arch-rivals by 7 wickets to register their second victory of the tournament.
Despite all that had happened during the match, what attracted a lot of attention was when India were awarded with 10 penalty runs even before a bowl was bowled in the second innings of the match.
Whatever happened was within the rules of the game, it’s just that the rarity of the events caused plentiful of convolution especially among the fans, who were perhaps witnessing it for the first time ever.
In a cricket match, the umpire has the right to warn a batsman to not run on the danger area. Apparently, it is the same are on which the umpires usually warn the bowlers to not run during their follow-through. In the case of batsmen, the umpires follow the usual protocol of warning the batsman once before imposing a five-run penalty.
The reason behind asking the players to not run on the danger area remains same irrespective of it being a bowler or a batsman. It is done to prevent a player from causing damage to the pitch.
During the 16th over of the Pakistani innings, umpire Gregory Brathwaite had warned Pakistani duo of Nida Dar and Bismah Maroof for running in the danger area. The duo committed the same error in the 18th over which forced umpire Suzanne Redfern to impose the penalty on Pakistan.
Apart from not finishing the innings as well as they would have wanted, Pakistan committed the same mistake on the last delivery of their innings. It was umpire Redfern, who once again punished the Pakistani team.
As a result, India were given a head-start of 10 runs (as Pakistan were guilty of the offence twice) even before the first ball was bowled. Watch the full video below:
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Read some of the latest Twitter reactions on the same below:
Now proving her class in T20 #INDvPAK
— Sachin’s Legacy (@LegacyOfSachin) November 12, 2018
— #PAKvNZ PAKvNZ (@PCBLive_PK) November 12, 2018
— Crypto Papa (@_Crypto_papa) November 12, 2018
Very happy. Indian team won the match. Three cheers for our team. #INDvPAK
— Mohd. Ali Abbas (@IamAliAbbas786) November 12, 2018
Doesn’t matter who wins,the matter is that our women are getting their right of equality.
— 🇵🇰عمیر علی ڈوگر (@Sardaar_Umair) November 12, 2018
— Adarsh M Verma (@adarshmverma) November 12, 2018