This incident happened in the 46th over when Mahmood took the wicket while bowling due to Sodhi’s early dismissal. The bowler appealed to umpire Marais Erasmus who went straight to the TV umpire. Replays revealed that Sodhi was out of the crease when Mahmood uprooted the bails.
Sodhi walked off with a smile on his face but as he neared the boundary line, Bangladesh captain Liton told the umpire that he wanted to call Sodhi back. As soon as he became aware of the gesture, Sodhi ran back into the middle and hugged Mahmood.
MCC Law Manager Fraser Stewart said, “The bowler is always portrayed as the villain, but this is a legitimate way of getting someone out and it is the non-striker who is stealing the ground.” Times, those days. “It is legal, it is expired and therefore it should remain in the expired section of the laws.”
New Zealand was all out for 254 runs in 49.2 overs.