Pakistan cricketer Asif Ali has hit the headlines for the wrong reasons. In the match against Guyana Amazon Warriors, the Jamaica Tallawahs’ batsman was seen swinging bat at Keemo Paul.
With T20 cricket back in action, fans were excited to see many international stars in shortest format. However, the incident took many by surprise and it did become viral immediately on social media platforms.
Caribbean Premier League is the first domestic T20 league to be back during the ongoing corona crisis. The competition is being played at neutral venues with multiple matches for most of the days.
Coming to incident, it took place during the 12th match of CPL 2020. The match is contested between Guyana Amazon Warriors and Jamaica Tallawahs. During the chase, Asif Ali was dismissed for a paltry 3 after his miscued drive was caught at long on by Chris Green.
There was an exchange of words between Keemo Paul and Asif Ali right after his dismissal. Eventually while turning back to pavilion, Ali swung his bat towards Keemo Paul which grabbed the headlines for all the wrong reasons.
Here is the video
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Jamaica Tallawahs Grab Important Victory
After winning the toss, Jamaica skipper Rovman Powell decided to bowl first. And the Tallawahs’ bowlers delivered in style. Fiedel Edwards and Mujeeb Ur Rahman ran through Guyana’s batting line up.
Guyana team could not stitch a proper partnership during their innings as they managed to score a mere 108/9 in their 20 overs. Veteran bowler Fiedel Edwards and young Mujeeb were the pick of the bowlers with three wickets each.
Having asked to chase 109, Phillips gave a decent start to Jamaica in the power play overs. Eventually, Bonner and Andre Russell put up an unbeaten 50 run partnership to see Jamaica win with two overs to spare.
The win was crucial to Jamaica as they were reeling at the bottom of the table with one win from their first four games. However, now they have two wins and four points in their 5 games. They are very much in the mix and could well see themselves climb higher up the table if they can continue this form.