U19 CWC: West Indies bowler Mankaded Zimbabwe batsman in a remarkable match

Sudipta / 02 February 2016

A Huge controversy has happened in U 19 World Cup. West Indies pacer Keemo Paul Mankad Zimbabwe’s last batsman Richard Nagarava. Zimbabwe needed three runs from the last over to win a match to qualify for the quarterfinal. But, Keemo Paul noticed that Richard Nagarava was stepping out to take a single. So Paul ran from his mark but did not roll his arm instead he came straight to break the bails to run out Nagarava.

Zimbabwe was deprived of a victory and West Indies qualified for the quarterfinal. The umpire has to give out as per the law. 

West Indies batting first scored 226. Zimbabwe chased well but lost a couple of wickets in the last few overs. In the last over Zimbabwe needed three runs. If Zimbabwe could win the match West Indies would be eliminated from the U 19 World Cup.

 

This incident has reminded us about-about the incident happened in the most controversial example of this method of dismissal involved the Indian bowler Vinoo Mankad. It occurred during India’s tour of Australia on 13 December 1947 in the second Test at Sydney. Mankad ran out Bill Brown when, in the act of delivering the ball, he held on to it and removed the bails with Brown well out of his crease. This was the second time Mankad had dismissed Brown in this fashion on the tour, having already done it in an earlier match against an Australian XI. On that occasion, he had warned Brown once before running him out. The Australian press accused Mankad of being unsportsmanlike, although some Australians, including Don Bradman, the Australian captain at the time, defended Mankad’s actions. Since this incident, a batsman dismissed in this fashion is (informally) said to have been “Mankaded”.

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