U19 World Cup 2022: Uganda bowler Joseph Baguma runs out the non-striker
John Kariko had backed up too far at the non-striker's end.
Updated - Jan 29, 2022 7:59 am
Running out the non-striker is a gesture that has long divided opinions in the world of cricket. And, one such incident took place in the U19 World Cup encounter between the Uganda U19 and the Papua New Guinea U19 sides.
The incident took place in the 16th over of the PNG innings, when the non-striker John Kariko had backed up too far at the non-striker’s end. And the bowler, Joseph Baguma indulged in the act, and Kariko was declared out by the umpires.
And two cricketers, Yuvraj Singh and Tabraiz Shamsi had differing views on the matter as well. While Yuvraj Singh felt that the bowler indulged in a poor tactic, Shamsi felt that there was nothing wrong in what the bowler did and felt that the batter should have stayed inside the crease.
You can see the video of the incident below
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Uganda U19 beat the Papua New Guinea U19 side by 35 runs
The Uganda U19 side came out on top against the Papua New Guinea U19 outfit. Batting first, the Uganda U19 side posted a total of 123 on the board, with Cyrus Kakuru top-scoring with a superb 65 off 59 deliveries.
John Kariko was the pick of the bowlers for the Papua New Guinea side and scalped a five-wicket haul. In reply, the Papua New Guinea side was bowled out for just 88. None of the batters could cross the 30-run mark, and 8 of their willow wielders could not even score in double figures as well.
All 3 bowlers who rolled their arm over produced an excellent performance for the Uganda side. Juma Miyaji was the pick of the bowlers, and scalped 4 wickets in his 9 overs and gave away only 29 runs. Apart from Miyaji, Joseph Baguma and Matthew Musinguzi also chipped in with 5 wickets between them as well.
John Kariko won the Player of the Match award for his sensational spell of bowling with the ball in hand.