Watch: Shakib Al Hasan calls back Rahmat Shah after third umpire’s bizarre decision
Bangladesh is hosting Afghanistan for three ODIs and two T20Is. The hosts won the first ODI by four wickets on February 23. On February 25, the Men In Green and Red won the toss and elected to bat first. They amassed 306/4, thanks to Liton Das (136) and wicketkeeper-batter Mushfiqur Rahim (86). In reply, the Men In Blue and Red had lost three wickets for 34 runs. Opening batter Rahmat Shah and left-hander Najibullah Zadran were building a partnership when the latter drilled a straight drive back towards the stumps of the bowling of Shakib. The left-arm spinner tried to stop the ball and the ball hit the stumps.
He appealed for the run out against Rahmat Shah, who was at the non-striking end. Replays showed that Shah was out of his crease and was given out by the third umpire. However, the all-rounder consulted with skipper Tamim Iqbal and decided to withdraw the appeal. The TV umpire was consulted again and a zoom in shot confirmed that the ball had missed Shakib’s hands, and the batter was called back.
Shakib Al Hasan didn't touch the ball, but 3rd umpire reckoned he did and gave Rahmat Shah out. Tamim Iqbal and Shakib discussed about it and later called back Rahmat Shah to play again. pic.twitter.com/01pRlxTGJI
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) February 25, 2022
The right-hander went to score 52 runs before being clean bowled by Taskin Ahmed. Zadran also scored a half-century but it all went in vain as their side lost by 88 runs. Ahmed and Shakib took two wickets each while Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Mehidy Hasan Miraj, Mahmudullah, and Afif Hossain took one each. The home side has now taken an unassailable lead of 2-0 in the three-match series. Both teams will play next on February 28 which will be followed by two-match T20I series.