Riots.... SRT Run out

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Riots.... SRT Run out

Postby givemeahug786 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:00 am

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19th February 1999

Riot in Kolkata after Tendulkar run-out




Riot in Kolkata after Tendulkar run-out

It was the penultimate day of the inaugural Asian Test Championship match between India and Pakistan at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. India started the day at 4/0 in their second innings, chasing 279 for victory. A superb opening stand between S Ramesh and VVS Laxman put India in a comfortable position in the chase, only for Saqlain Mushtaq to send back the openers in quick succession. Despite the two wickets, the fans at Eden Gardens did not worry too much as Sachin Tendulkar walked out to bat. India were well-placed at 143/2 when everything went haywire and the game turned ugly.

Tendulkar clipped a Wasim Akram delivery to complete two runs, which helped him record 5000 runs in Test cricket. The ace batsman attempted the third, only to be run-out at the non-striker's end with the throw from substitute fielder Nadeem Khan hitting the stumps on the direct. There was an easy third run there and Tendulkar would have comfortably made it to the crease had he not collided with Shoaib Akhtar, who was looking to collect the throw. The onfield umpires referred the decision to the third umpire, KT Francis, who thought Tendulkar was short of the crease, although it looked very marginal.

While it was no one's fault, the crowd felt Pakistan acted in an unjust manner by not withdrawing their appeal. Chants of "cheat, cheat" followed by Akhtar being pelted with water bottles and other objects brought the game to a standstill with umpires deciding to take early tea. While play continued after Tendulkar and Jagmohan Dalmiya pacified the crowd, ugly scenes the following day, when India were slipping to defeat, led to the match being held up for close to three hours. Later, 65000 odd were ejected from the ground as Pakistan celebrated their win in front of empty stands.

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