The Bangladesh camp made serious allegations against Virat Kohli after losing the match to India. Bangladesh wicketkeeper-batsman Nurul Hasan has accused Virat Kohli of ‘fake fielding’. After losing the match, Nurul Hasan said that India batsman Virat Kohli had done ‘fake fielding’ which was not acted upon by the field umpires. The Bangladesh star claimed that the field umpires did not take any action despite Kohli making a play to bowl the ball. But according to ICC rules, Bangladesh should have got a penalty of 5 runs for such false fielding.
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The incident which went unnoticed happened in Bangladesh’s seventh over when Kohli pretended to be throwing Arshdeep Singh from the deep. Liton Das takes the ball off Axar Patel to the off side. Najmul Hossain stood calm at the non-striker’s end. Arshdeep Singh takes the ball over the boundary line and throws it over the wicketkeeper’s edge. But when the ball was passing Kohli, who was fielding on point, Virat caught the ball and threw it to the non-striker’s edge.
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What do ICC rules say
However, according to ICC rules, such an incident is actually recognized as ‘unfair play’. The umpire may declare a delivery a dead-ball if a fielder plays the ball when the ball is not in hand to confuse the batsman. The International Cricket Council also has a provision to give 5 runs to the batting team as punishment.
what nurul says
At the end of the match, Nurul told reporters, “We all saw that the ground was wet and it affected the match. Also there was an incident of throw throw in the match, in which we should have got 5 runs of penalty. However in the end nothing happen.
Match Result :-
Bangladesh lost to India by 5 runs under the Duckworth-Lewis rule in a rain-stopped match. Bangladesh lost the toss and decided to bowl first. India scored 184 runs for 6 wickets in the allotted 20 overs. The match was temporarily called off due to rain after Bangladesh scored 66 runs in 7 overs without losing any wickets. When play resumed after rain, Bangladesh faced a revised target of 151 runs to win in 16 overs. In the end Bangladesh lost 6 wickets in 16 overs and were stuck on 145 runs.