Ex-Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq alleges India tampered with the ball – ‘Umpires ko aankhein khuli rakhni chahiye’ | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has sparked a fresh controversy, accusing the Indian team of ball tampering during their T20 World Cup ‘Super 8s’ game against Australia on Monday.
Inzamam’s claims came after India’s convincing 24-run victory over Australia at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium in St. Lucia.

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The 1992 ODI World Cup winner’s allegations centre on the unusual reverse swing extracted by left-arm pacer Arshdeep Singh, who was brought back for his second spell in the 16th over.Reverse swing typically occurs with an older ball, and Inzamam questioned how the Indian bowlers managed to achieve it with a ball that remains relatively new for the duration of an innings in a T20 game.
“When Arshdeep Singh was bowling the 15th over (16th), he was getting reverse swing. With a (relatively) new ball, is it too early to get reverse swing? Was the ball ready for reverse swing by the 12th or 13th over? Because when he came to bowl, the ball started reversing. Umpires ko aankhein khuli rakhni chahiye (the umpires should keep their eyes open),” Inzamam said while talking on a Pakistani TV channel.

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India posted a formidable total of 205-5 in their 20 overs, thanks to captain Rohit Sharma‘s blistering 92 off 41 balls, and Suryakumar Yadav‘s rapid 31. Contributions from Shivam Dube (28) and Hardik Pandya (27 not out) further bolstered India’s innings. Australia’s bowlers, led by Mitchell Starc (2-45) and Marcus Stoinis (2-56), struggled to contain the Indian batsmen on a batting-friendly pitch.

Chasing 206, Australia managed 181-7 in their 20 overs. Travis Head top-scored with 76. However, the Indian bowlers, particularly Arshdeep, who took 3-37, and Kuldeep Yadav, who claimed 2-24, kept the Australian batsmen in check. Jasprit Bumrah and Axar Patel also chipped in with crucial wickets, ensuring India maintained their grip on the match.
With a strong all-round performance, India once again showcased their potential as tournament favourites and secured a place in the semi-finals, where they will take on defending champions England on Thursday at the Providence Stadium in Guyana.

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