Fakhar Zaman run-out, analysts call De Kock’s action ‘punishable’

Web Desk. Pakistan’s experience opener Fakhar Zaman showed a record batting display in the second ODI against South Africa, but the way Wicket-keeper Quinton De Kock dismiss Fakhar Zaman was described by experts as a ‘deception’.

On the social networking site Twitter, a well-known commentator Alan Wilkins post a video of Fakhar Zaman and wrote being run out and also wrote the more I saw it, the more I disliked it, the clearer deception.



Fakhar Zaman batted boldly in pursuit of the 342-run target against South Africa and scored a magnificent 193 runs, But in an attempt to take a run between the wickets, De Kok took advantage of his slowness and drew him to the other side.

The South African wicketkeeper blew the wickets pointing to Fakhr on the other side and he missed out on completing his second double century by a narrow margin.

Pindi Express Shoaib Akhtar wrote that, was the run-out made by De Kock, can this be according to the spirit of the game?. Shoaib also added, “Don’t forget the five penalty runs that were not given to Pakistan.



Analyst Mazhar Arshad said, As far as I understand the law, Fakhar Zaman should not have been given out and Pakistan should have got five penalty runs.



It may be recalled that Fakhar Zaman had played brilliant innings of 193 runs but failed to reach the target of 342 runs and after a good contest the team was defeated by 17 runs.

Pakistan opener was declared the best player of the match, his innings included 18 fours and 10 sixes while facing 155 balls.

Apart from Fakhar Zaman, no batsman has scored a half-century for Pakistan and Babar Azam, who scored a century in the last match to lead the team to victory, was dismissed for 31 runs.

The three-match ODI series between Pakistan and South Africa are tied at 1-1. In the first match, Pakistan won by 3 wickets. The third ODI will be played on Wednesday, April 7 at Centurion.



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