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Hafeez reacts after DJ Bravo does not mankad him in CPL match

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Mankad, a rule in cricket books that allows a bowler to run out a non-strike batsman who is out of the non-strike crease line without even bowling the ball to the strike end batsman. Hafeez is in the news now for Mankad-related incident.

The rule that is Mankad has created many controversies in the cricketing world. We all remember the biggest of them is when Ravichandran Ashwin Mankad Rajasthan Royals batsman Jos Buttler at the non-striker end.

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The cricket world was about to see almost the same thing happen in the 5th match of the Caribbean Premier League 2021 edition between St Kitts and Nevis Patriots and Guyana Amazon Warriors.

The incident happened during Guyana Amazon Warriors’ inning and in the last over when Mohammed Hafeez was desperate to get onto the strike.

Dwayne Bravo was about to bowl the 2nd ball of the 20th and last over of the Guyana Amazon Warriors’ inning when Dwayne Bravo found Hafeez outside the crease and could have run out him but instead, told him to stay inside the line and hugged him. Hafeez was batting on 28 runs then. He finished off with ten runs in the last three balls. After the game, Mohammed wrote:

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“Cricket is a game of gentlemen & to be played with right spirit always. Well done DJ Bravo.”

Talking about the match, Guyana Amazon Warriors captain Nicholas Pooran won the toss and decided to bat. The Warriors could only put 146 runs on the board, with Chandrapaul Hemraj top scorer with 39 runs.

In reply to that, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots chased down the target with seven balls still to play. The opening pair of Devon Thomas and Evin Lewis ensured a smooth chase as they put up 113 runs opening partnership.

The job was finished by Devon Thomas, who scored 55 runs off 54 balls. With that win, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots find themselves at the top of the CPL 2021 points table ahead of Jamaica Tallawahs.

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