Zimbabwe was on the receiving end of a final over drama this time around, as Bangladesh dashed their dreams of advancing to the semifinals on Sunday (October 30) in Brisbane. After thinking they had won the game and were ready to call it a day, the Bangladeshi team was forced to return to the field for the last over, which resulted in a level of high drama that had never been seen before.
After some time had passed, their triumph was finally sealed when Mosaddek Hossain bowled a dot ball, which resulted in a 3-run victory for his team.
To put everything into perspective, Zimbabwe needed 16 runs from their last six deliveries. They were only able to score one run off of the first two balls, and they also ended up losing a wicket, which looked to entirely tip the scales in favour of Bangladesh.
On the other hand, Richard Ngarava started his innings with a flurry of hits, and he had a stroke of good fortune when the first ball he faced raced over the boundary after striking his pads. The next ball was sent into the bleachers, which stunned the bowling camp just as the score was down to 5 off 2.
In yet another unexpected turn of events, Ngarava stepped down the track and was subsequently stumped, requiring Blessing Muzarabani to hit a boundary off the penultimate ball in order to prevent the match from ending in a loss. Even though he failed to hit the ball, the wicketkeeper managed to have him stumped to seal the victory.
Or at the very least, it is what he and the rest of the people in the stadium thought was happening. While the players were shaking hands and heading back to their locker rooms, the on-field umpires checked with the third umpire and discovered that the ball had been collected in front of the stumps.
As a result, the final ball was ruled a no-ball because it had been collected in front of the wickets. After that, the players were sent back into the field, which provided Zimbabwe with yet another opportunity to save the game. Muzarabani, however, was unsuccessful once again, and Zimbabwe ultimately capitulated.
Even Rizwan's stumping of DK should have been called a no ball as his gloves were in front of the stumps while collecting the ball.
— Dr. Thanos 🌎 (@Worldconquero11) October 30, 2022Advertisement
I was ready with an amazing comment that in Gabba left handers win you matches (Williams,Burl,Ngarava) similar to (Pant,Sundar) and players with no. 54 tend to do well at the Gabba(Burl) similar to (Shardul) but sadly Burl played only one bowl in last over.Advertisement
— Jayesh (@Jayesh_45) October 30, 2022
This suspense is because Pakistan was relevant in the game
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— Dhruv (@being_ingenious) October 30, 2022
They played well…
Zimbabwe is the real winner 🔥
— Vivek (@NotOutVivek) October 30, 2022Advertisement
Hum yahan aik game nhi jeet rhe aur yeh log aik match main do times jeet rhe hain😭💔Advertisement
— Maryam (@callmemaryam0) October 30, 2022
They should have won this one. Lost out on a chance to become immortal in the meme world.
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Last group stage matches all going to be virtual knock out..all these are scripted..full ipl vibe…Advertisement
— Rajdeep Ghosh (@rajdeep_ghosh) October 30, 2022
better script writer than ipl ig
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The better script was to make Zimbabwe winAdvertisement
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