New Zealand spinner Ish Sodhi appreciated Bangladesh skipper Litton Das’ gesture of calling him back after the non-striker’s run-out during the second ODI on Saturday, September 23 at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka. The incident once again spurred up the debate around non-striker’s run-out.
In the forty-sixth over, Hasan Mahmud ran Ish Sodhi out at the as he was backing up. The third umpire confirmed that Sodhi was out of this crease, and Mahmud had not completed his action. The spinner was walking away disappointed.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh skipper Litton Das had a word with the on-field umpire Marais Erasmus. He decided to call back Ish Sodhi to the crease. Speaking after the match, Sodhi said it was a really good day for him and the team. He added that it was nice of Das to call him back. Ish Sodhi scored 35 runs and picked up six wickets as New Zealand beat Bangladesh by 86 runs.
“Really good day. Historically we haven’t done well here and hence it is nice to get the win. Nice of Litton for calling me back after the run-out,” said Ish Sodhi.
Bangladesh is a difficult place to play, and to walk away with a win is awesome: Ish Sodhi
Batting first, New Zealand put on 254 runs on the back of some valuable contributions from Tom Blundell, Henry Nicholls and Ish Sodhi. Blundell slammed 68 runs off 66 balls, while Henry missed out on a fifty, scoring 49 runs off 61 deliveries. In response, Bangladesh was bowled out for 168 runs. Ish Sodhi won the Player of the Match award for his all-round performance.
“That was the whole reason we decided to bat first as the ball would spin more in the second innings, even Ravindra and McConchie got the ball to spin. Playing ODI cricket leading into the WC is awesome, but this is a difficult place to play and to walk away with a win is awesome,” said the Player of the Match.