In a bizarre and comical turn of events during the ongoing ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023, Bangladesh’s ace bowler Mustafizur Rahman found himself in an awkward situation when England’s Joe Root unexpectedly backed away at the last moment, causing Rahman to stumble in his run-up.
The incident occurred during a crucial clash between Bangladesh and England, where tensions were running high, and both teams were eager to gain the upper hand. Rahman, known for his deceptive deliveries and skilful bowling, was primed to unleash his delivery when Root, the right-batter, decided to back away from the crease just as Rahman began his approach.
Rahman, committed to his delivery stride, found himself off-balance as he attempted to halt his run-up abruptly. In an almost slapstick fashion, he stumbled and struggled to maintain his footing, causing a momentary pause in the proceedings. The unexpected mishap led to an injury scare for Bangladesh at their players soon ran to the pitch to check on Rahman.
Despite the stumble, Rahman regained his composure and continued to bowl with determination, showcasing his resilience and professionalism on the grand stage of the ODI World Cup.
The video clip of Rahman’s stumble quickly made its way onto social media, where fans and cricket enthusiasts shared lighthearted commentary and memes, turning the incident into a moment of amusement within the cricketing community.
Here’s the video:
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England finishes on 364/9
Dawid Malan’s outstanding knock of 140, coupled with half-centuries from Jonny Bairstow (55) and Joe Root (82), propelled England to a formidable total of 364/9 against Bangladesh.
Malan exhibited his prowess with 16 fours and five maximums during his 107-ball knock.
The dynamic duo of Malan and Jonny Bairstow (52 off 59) established a solid opening partnership, accumulating 115 runs. England appeared to be on track for a total near the 400-run mark. However, Bangladesh showcased their resilience and made a comeback by taking eight wickets in the last 13 overs.
Mahedi Hasan was the pick of the bowlers for Bangladesh, finishing with figures of 8-0-71-4.
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