For the people who are puzzled with the figures, the bowling analysis is to be read as zero overs, zero maidens, eight runs and zero wickets.
Pakistan's Abdur Rehman had to be banned under ICC's rules - a bowler is allowed only one ‘beamer’ in an innings. If he bowls a second, he is immediately barred from bowling through the rest of the innings.
It was just the beginning of the problems for Pakistan team that fielded and bowled poorly allowing Bangladesh to score their highest ODI score of 326-3.
Here are the deliveries as described by the commentator:
10.1 — A Rehman to I Kayes — 1 NB — No ball! Rehman slips out a full toss way outside off, Kayes lets it go. The umpire signals it a no ball.
10.1 — A Rehman to I Kayes — 2 NB — No ball again! Bowls a waist high full toss on off, Kayes thumps it straight to the deep mid-wicket fielder who collects the ball and celebrates. The umpire checks for the no ball and the replays show that it was a waist high full toss.
10.1 — A Rehman to A Haque — 5 NB — FOUR! No ball! Full toss outside off, waist high, Anamul bunts it over the mid-wicket region for a boundary. Rehman cannot bowl anymore in the match!
The left Arm's spinner woeful bowling card from the game meant Fahad Alam was called to finish the over, even as captain Misbah-ul-Haq went up to Cloete to discuss the sanctions on Rehman.
The bizarre over drew sharp reactions. Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram, said he’s never seen anything of this sort before, adding that he was 'embarrassed to be a Pakistani' after witnessing the team's horrible performance.
“I’ve seen this happening may be one delivery, may be two, but not three in a go,” he said.
“Rehman should have waited for a second or two. He should have bowled a couple of deliveries towards mid-on or mid-off, get his arm going, and then he should have bowled his third delivery.”
Rehman having played just 30 ODIs since his debut in 2006 was making his ODI comeback in this game but ended up not bowling even a single legitimate delivery.
This is the second time in the Asia Cup that a bowler has been disbarred after two overs. India's Varun Aaron had a horror game against Bangladesh, and had to be taken off after a second high-speed beamer injured Mushfiqur Rahim.
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