WATCH: Mushfiqur Rahim gets dismissed for 'obstructing the field', becomes first Bangladesh cricketer to fall this way

Mushfiqur Rahim became the first ever Bangladesh batter to get dismissed in 'Obstructing the field'. It happened to him in the ongoing second Test of the two-match series against New Zealand.

Mathew K
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Mushfiqur Rahim (Screengrab: Twitter Video)

Mushfiqur Rahim (Screengrab: Twitter Video)

Former Bangladesh skipper and veteran batter Mushfiqur Rahim fell on the receiving end of a very awkward dismissal on the first day of the ongoing second test of the two-match Test series. Notably, the hosts Bangladesh are leading the series by 1-0 with a win in the first Test against the Blackcaps.

Coming back to Mushfiqur Rahim, the incident happened with him on the fourth ball of the 41st over in the first innings; he tried to move the ball away from the stumps with his hand which was considered as ‘obstructing the field’ and the New Zealand players appealed immediately for the same; subsequently, the umpire declared Rahim out for obstructing the field.

The video of this moment immediately went viral over social media as soon as it was shared over X (formerly Twitter).

Here’s the video:


Speaking of the action of the match, Bangladesh have scored 149 runs for the loss of 8 wickets so far, while batting first after winning the toss. Mushfiqur Rahim and Shahadat Hossain are the only high-scorers so far in the first innings, with knocks of 35 and 31 runs, respectively.

Ajaz Patel and Glenn Phillips have scalped two wickets each for New Zealand, alongside 3 wickets claimed by Mitchell Santner.

Earlier in the first Test of the series in Sylhet, Bangladesh outplayed the visitors as they batted first after winning the toss and scored 310 runs in the first innings. New Zealand could take a lead of only 7 runs at the end of the first innings and got bundled out at the score of 317 runs.

Later in the second innings, Bangladesh scored 338 runs and posted a target of 332 runs for the Kiwis, which they failed to chase down and got all out at the score of 181 runs in 71.1 overs in the second innings. Eventually, Bangladesh won the match by a massive margin of 150 runs and took a lead of 1-0 in the series.

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