KARACHI – Former skipper Virat Kohli hit an unbeaten 83 as India bagged a miracle four-wicket victory over Pakistan in last over thriller at the ICC Men's T20 World Cup in Melbourne, Australia.
The last over, which was delivered by Mohammad Nawaz, was full of goosebumps when the Men in Blue needed 16 runs off six balls.
However, the most intense situation erupted when umpired declared a delivery of Nawaz no-ball due to over-height and the resulting free-hit.
In a nail-biting final over, Kohli smashed another six off a no-ball and then ran three after being bowled off on the free hit.
Pakistan skipper Babar Azam and other players got upset as they were not satisfied with the umpires’ decision and they were also spotted engaging in a conversation with the umpires.
The India batter’s three run byes on free-hit despite being bowled out also sparked debate on social media.
It must be noted that runs on a dismissal off a free hit are legal, according to ICC rules and regulations. The ball can be declared dead only when it is finally caught by the wicket-keeper or of the bowler.
Former Australian cricketer Brad Hogg is among the number of cricket fans, who are raising questions over the umpiring team. Some of the users have asked PCB to take up the matter with the International Cricket Council.
Taking to Twitter, Hogg wrote: “Why was no ball not reviewed, then how can it not be a dead ball when Kohli was bowled on a free hit”.
Hmmmmmm. This should be probed? I don’t know. What do the experts and the rules say ? Because that ball was the #turningpoint and @babarazam258 could be seen protesting with the umpires right after. #NoBall https://t.co/x96gj9mA9M— Ali Zafar (@AliZafarsays) October 23, 2022
Shameful Umpiring by #ICC apparent top brass - got under pressure at such a stage - disgraceful - @iramizraja it’s time to show some guts and register official complaint and review against the #NoBall. Even the next one was a #DeadBall @babarazam258 @TheRealPCB @ICC pic.twitter.com/SEadXYKOud— نبض الوقت (@NabzAlwaqt) October 23, 2022
Pakistani rupee continues recovering losses against US dollar and other currencies amid positive economic cues.
On Tuesday, the US dollar moved down and was being quoted at 283.6 for buying and 286.65 for selling.
Euro slides down to 309 for buying and 312 for selling. British Pound rate inches up to 360 for buying, and 363.5 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED dropped to 77.50 whereas the Saudi Riyal rate stands at 75.90.
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||360||363.5|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.46||36.81|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||175.89||177.89|
The gold remained under pressure in Pakistan amid a huge drop in price of the precious metal despite in the international market.
On Tuesday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs218,500 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs187,330.
Single tola of 24 karat is Rs218,500, 22 Karat Gold costs Rs200,290, rate of 21 karat gold stands at Rs191,190 whereas 18k gold rate is Rs163,875.00 for each tola.
In the global market, gold saw huge drop in price, coming down to $2037 per ounce after drop of $81.79.
|Lahore||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Karachi||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Islamabad||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Peshawar||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Quetta||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Sialkot||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Attock||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Gujranwala||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Jehlum||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Multan||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Gujrat||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Nawabshah||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Chakwal||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Hyderabad||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Nowshehra||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Sargodha||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Faisalabad||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Mirpur||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|