Umpiring is often a tough task as they are supposed to observe incidents in real-time and announce their judgment quickly. The Women’s Asia Cup witnessed a huge blunder from the umpire on Tuesday as she converted four runs for the batter into leg byes while also failing to rule her out LBW.
After beating India Women in their Asia Cup campaign, Pakistan Women are on their way to register another win against a strong opposition in the tournament. Sri Lanka were wrapped for a total of 112 in 18.5 overs batting first with Omaima Sohail picking a fifer. Sohail bowled an impressive spell but a huge blunder by the umpire in the second innings overshadowed her bowling heroics and it became the most noteworthy incident of the game.
Achini Kulasuriya bowled a good length delivery on middle stump in the fifth over to Muneeba Ali. Muneeba shuffled across and tried to flick it but the ball went behind the wicket for a boundary. Initially, it looked as if the ball had hit the batter's pads and went for a boundary after the deflection. However, the batter was struck in front of the middle stump and was plumb for LBW. Umpire shocked everyone by awarding four leg byes to the batting team, thus robbing the bowler of a wicket.
But this was not the end of the poor umpiring standards on display. Slow-motion replays showed that the ball had hit the batters’ gloves before crossing the boundary line behind the wicket. Umpire added to her series of mistakes by failing to spot the trajectory of the ball and Muneeba not being awarded a deserving four runs
Umpire is definetly not her senses!
She was killing it!
Faith of pakistan!
A win gets us Thailand or can we still end up top of the table? #AsiaCup— Hussam (@iamhussamir) October 11, 2022
Remember her name
Best bowling figures for Pakistan in women's T20Is:— Hassan Bilal (@HBstats) October 11, 2022
5/13 - Omaima Sohail v SL, today
5/21 - Nida Dar v SL, 2018
4/5 - Nida Dar v MLY, 2018
4/9 - Sadia Yousuf v IRE, 2013#AsiaCup
There's no DRS in the women's asia cup? 💀— Vorador (@obtahir) October 11, 2022
Oh.. Just came back home to see the defending champions are out of the Asia Cup. 💀— The Cricket Philosopher (@outof22yards) October 11, 2022
She showed no mercy!
Best ever T20I figures by PAKISTANI 🇵🇰 Women of 13 runs for 5 wickets in 4 overs by OMAIMA SOHAIL restircted SRI LANKA 🇱🇰 to 112 in Match 21 of Women's Asia Cup 2022 pic.twitter.com/b1pzaKzBNp— Farooq Alam (@AlamFAR786) October 11, 2022