West Indies stormed into the quarter-final of the Under-19 World Cup with a dramatic two-run win over Zimbabwe amid controversy over a disputed run-out at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong, Bangladesh yesterday.
The Caribbean side’s victory stunned a crestfallen Zimbabwe and is being overshadowed by what is known as the “Mankad” controversy.
Windies pacer Keemo Paul reportedly broke the stumps and appealed for a run-out against non-striker Richard Ngarava at the start of the final over of the innings.
Ngarava ,whose bat appeared to be on the line as the bails came off, was given out after the umpires referred the situation to video review.
Although the dismissal was within the rules of the game, departures of this kind tend to revive debate about sportsmanship.