World cricket has another ‘Mankad’. This time Afghanistan left-arm wrist-spinner Noor Ahmad ran out Pakistan opener Mohammad Huraira at the non-striker’s end during a key U19 World Cup quarter-final in Benoni, South Africa.
— The Cricketer (@TheCricketerMag) January 31, 2020
‘At that time, we realised let’s do something different to build pressure on Pakistan,’ Afghanistan captain Farhan Zakhil told ESPNcricinfo.
‘To be honest, it was not in the spirit of the game. But we wanted to win. It was a very important game for us. The people of Afghanistan wanted us to beat Pakistan. But it’s within the rules – and out is out. You have to stay within the crease. If you want to reduce the pitch length to 16 or 18 yards, then you’re creating a problem for us.
‘If you want to make runs and rotate the strike, you must respect the opposition, which is why we went ahead. If we were winning, we probably wouldn’t have done it.’
Pakistan won the match.
Instances of Mankading in Test cricket
Bill Brown by Vinoo Mankad, Australia vs India, Sydney, 1947-48
Ian Redpath by Charlie Griffith, Australia vs West Indies, Adelaide, 1968-69
Derek Randall by Ewen Chatfield, England vs New Zealand, Christchurch, 1977-78
Sikander Bakht by Alan Hurst, Pakistan vs Australia, Perth, 1978-79
Instances of Mankading in ODIs
Brian Luckhurst by Greg Chappell, England vs Australia, Melbourne, 1974-75
Grant Flower by Dipak Patel, Zimbabwe vs New Zealand, Harare, 1992-93
Peter Kirsten by Kapil Dev, South Africa vs India, Port Elizabeth, 1992-93
Jos Buttler by Sachithra Senanayake, England vs Sri Lanka, Edgbaston, 2014
Instances of Mankading in T20Is
Mark Chapman by Aamir Kaleem, Hong Kong vs Oman, 2016 Asia Cup Qualifier, February 2016