‘Haris Rauf Working Thumb Nail Over The Ball’: Pakistan Accused of Ball-tampering Throughout Shock Defeat to USA’ – News

Pakistan suffered an ignominious defeat by the hands of USA in a 2024 T20 World Cup conflict on Thursday in Dallas. This was the primary time that the 2 opponents squared off at a world stage and it was the unfancied USA, a workforce making their world cup debut, who created historical past by taking down the previous champions in an exciting Tremendous Over.

Whereas Pakistan will wish to rapidly get better from the surprising defeat as they face India subsequent this Sunday, a former South Africa cricketer has

levelled large allegations in opposition to them.

Juan Theron, a former South Africa worldwide cricketer, has claimed that Pakistan gamers have been often scratching the ball throughout their match in opposition to USA to provide reverse swing with a ‘freshly modified ball’.

Theron claimed that quick bowler Haris Rauf was ‘working his thumb’ over the ball to scratch it on the prime of his mark.

“@ICC are we simply going to faux Pakistan aren’t scratching the hell out of this freshly modified ball? Reversing the ball that’s simply been modified 2 overs in the past? You may actually see Harris Rauf working his thumb nail over the ball on the prime of his mark. @usacricket,” posted Theron on X (previously Twitter).

Theron, 38, represented South Africa at worldwide degree earlier than switching allegiance to USA. He performed 4 ODIs and 9 T20Is for the Proteas between 2010 and 2012.

The correct-arm quick bowler has thus far performed 18 ODIs and as many T20Is in his worldwide profession, taking a mixed 55 wickets in them,

Theron additionally performed in IPL representing Deccan Chargers, Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals.

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USA defeated Pakistan within the Tremendous Over by 5 runs to register their second win on the trot on the ongoing T20 World Cup which they’re additionally co-hosting alongside West Indies.

Pakistan have been saved to 159/7 in 20 overs on the Grand Prairie Stadium in Dallas after USA received the toss and opted to bowl first. The match resulted in a tie after USA made 159/3 in 20 overs forcing a Tremendous Over.

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