New Zealand posted a mammoth 401-run total against Pakistan at Chinnaswamy Stadium. Rachin Ravindra and Devon Conway’s 68-run opening partnership set the foundation for the Kiwis. The partnership was broken by Hasan Ali in the 11th over by edging Devon Conway behind. However, it was Conway’s honesty that won Netizens’ hearts.
Devon Conway walks off before Umpire’s decision
Devon Conway who was batting at 35 tried to pull Hasan’s bouncer, however, the ball found a slight nick, hit him on the shoulder, and ended up on Mohammad Rizwan’s gloves. It looked like Pakistan players were unaware of the edge and Mohammad Rizwan’s reaction suggested he had no idea at all. However, Devon Conway was heading to the pavilion right after the keeper collected the ball.
Hasan Ali then appealed and this was all the Umpire needed to raise his finger. The sportsmanship of the Kiwi opener was appreciated by the Netizens. Here’s the video of the incident.
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However, things didn’t change much for Pakistan after Conway’s wicket as Rachin Ravindra and Kane Willamson continued to bat with the same pace and registered a 180-run partnership for the 2nd wicket before the skipper fell for 95. On the other hand, Rachin Ravindra went on to hit his 3rd Hundred of the tournament.
During the chase, Pakistan didn’t have the start they wanted as Abdullah Shafique departed after scoring 4. But, Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam built a responsible partnership. Fakkhar Zaman reached his century in 63 balls making him the Pakistan batter to score the fastest World Cup hundred. When this article was posted, the match was halted due to rain and Pakistan’s score read 160 after losing 1 wicket in 21.3 Overs.