ICC U19 World Cup 2020: Twitter goes wild after Afghanistan’s Noor Ahmed mankads Pakistan’s Muhammad Huraira

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Noor Ahmad mankads Mohammad Huraira. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Afghanistan bowler Noor Ahmed Lakanwal created a moment of controversy in the ongoing ICC U19 World Cup when he ‘Mankaded’ Pakistan batsman Mohammad Huraira during the fourth quarterfinal match of the tournament.


This all happened in the 28th over of the second innings when Pakistan had lost two wickets in quick succession. The experienced Rohail Nazir and Fahad Munir were back in the hut and Muhammad Huraira who had opened the innings needed to stay in the middle till the end. However, he was caught surprised as Ahmad ‘Mankaded’ him.

The on-field umpires urged the bowler to stay calm after appealed vociferously and discussed the matter before sending it upstairs. And the replays confirmed that Huraira was out of his crease even before the bowler delivered the ball. Going by the laws of the game, the dismissal is legitimate and the third umpire also upheld the appeal to adjudge the batsman run-out.


Later, Qasim Akram (25) and Mohammad Haris (29) added an unbeaten stand of 63 runs to take their team over the finishing line. Pakistan will now take on India in the first semi-final of the tournament on February 4 at the Senwes Park in Potchefstroom.

Here’s how Twitter reacted:

England’s Jos Buttler has twice been Mankaded in recent years, by Sri Lanka’s Sachithra Senanayake in an ODI in 2014 and then by India’s Ravichandran Ashwin in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 as he batted for Rajasthan Royals against Kings XI Punjab.

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