Wednesday’s second One-Day International match between Pakistan and New Zealand in Karachi was the setting for a peculiar incident.
After being struck by a toss from Pakistan’s Mohammad Wasim Jr., the on-field umpire Aleem Dar was taken to the hospital with injuries to his right ankle.
During the 36th over, the event took place when Glenn Phillips hit a shot off Haris Rauf to deep square leg. Wasim took possession of the ball and then threw it, at which point it went on to strike the leg of the umpire.
Dar responded to being struck by hurling a jersey that he had previously laid out on the ground. Several people, including Pakistan’s captain Babar Azam, could be seen giggling. The next thing that could be seen was Naseem Shah massaging Dar’s right leg.
In reference to the game, spinner Mohammad Nawaz got four wickets to assist Pakistan in restricting New Zealand to 261 all out on Wednesday in the second day-night international that took place in Karachi. This occurred after opener Devon Conway struck a century.
As a result of Nawaz’s bowling, New Zealand fell from a strong 183 for one in 29.5 overs to 206 for six, losing five wickets for a total of 23 runs in the span of 40 deliveries. Nawaz completed the game with 4-38.
Following Monday’s victory in the first game of the three-game series, which also took place in Karachi, Pakistan now holds a 1-0 lead in the series.
Conway (101) and Kane Williamson (85), who had a second-wicket stand of 181, provided a boost for New Zealand after they won the toss and elected to bat first. However, the spin bowling of Nawaz led to the team’s eventual demise.
The stand was broken when Naseem Shah, who was bowling fast, got rid of Conway with the last delivery of the 30th over. Shah finished with 3-58.
Conway scored his second hundred in one-day internationals off 92 balls, hitting 13 boundaries and a six in the process.