Mankad drama at Under-19 World Cup


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Australia coach Darren Lehmann among those critical of West Indies bowler Keemo Paul for Mankad dismissal

The West Indies Under-19 team has been labelled "absolutely disgraceful" after a controversial Mankad secured a narrow two-run victory over Zimbabwe in the ICC U19 World Cup.

Zimbabwe needed three runs to win with just one wicket remaining when fast-bowler Keemo Paul began the final over of what was a thrilling match in Chittagong.

As Paul approached the wicket to bowl the first ball over the over, non-striker Richard Ngarava began to slowly walk out of his crease in the quest for a quick single.

But instead of starting his delivery stride as he ran past the wicket, Paul quickly removed the bails with the ball in his right hand and appealed for a run out.

The umpires conferred and asked the West Indies if they wanted to withdraw the appeal, which they declined to do, so the officials referred the decision to the third umpire. The TV official reviewed the footage and correctly ruled that Ngarava was just out of his ground when the bails were removed.

The decision of out handed the Windies a two-run win and a spot in the quarter-finals, while it also ended Zimbabwe's tournament.

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