SA vs BAN: Khaled Ahmed unnecessarily throws the ball at Kyle Verreynne; umpires warn him
The incident happened in the 95th over of South Africa's first innings.
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South Africa outclassed Bangladesh in the second and final Test match at the St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth by 332 runs on April 11 to win the series 2-0. The Proteas were dominant in the contest right from the beginning and ensured that the visitors did not have any chances of staging a comeback at any point in the game.
South Africa posted a massive 453 in their first innings, after winning the toss and electing to bat. The batters tested the patience of the Bangladesh bowlers with some amazing performances in the first innings, and that is when one of the pacers seemed to have had enough and he vented out his frustration.
Khaled Ahmed almost injures Kyle Verreynne
On the penultimate ball of the 95th over, South African wicketkeeper-batter Kyle Verreynne defended a delivery from Khaled Ahmed. Suddenly, he picked up the ball and threw it at the batter. Luckily, nothing untoward happened and the bowler, as well as other members of the Bangladesh side, apologized instantly. However, it did not go down well with Verreynne who came forward and had a heated argument with Ahmed, who stood silently.
A timely intervention ensured that the situation did not escalate further. On-field umpire Marais Erasmus then had a word with the skipper Mominul Haque, supposedly warning him to ask the bowler to calm down before things get worse.
Absolutely unnecessary, embarrassing, and disgraceful. Surely this warrants a fine + demerit points for Khaled Ahmed. Awful attempt to show aggression.
— A B H A I || Bowled Through The Gate ™ (@Abhai_BTTG) April 10, 2022
It now remains to be seen whether any disciplinary action will be taken against Khaled Ahmed which could include imposing a fine or earning a demerit point.
Coming back to the contest, Bangladesh were reduced to 27/3 at stumps on the third day, but could only add 53 runs to their overnight score with only three batters managing double-digit scores as they were dismissed cheaply for 80. Left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj was once again the star with the ball in hand for the hosts, as he finished with figures of 7/40. This was his second seven-wicket haul in the series.