Sarfaraz explains why he did not appeal for a run out

Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed in a post-match conference explained why he did not appeal for the Curran run-out in the fourth one day international (ODI) against England at Trent Bridge.

Sarfaraz said he didn’t go for appealing since the bails were already removed, “I thought the bails were already off and that’s why I didn’t appeal for the run out.”

It all happened when English batsman Tom Curran was trying to complete the second run at the striker’s end, the ball was thrown directly and the bails were dislodged and light up.

The skipper further said that team lost the game because of poor fielding. “It’s not just one person who makes mistakes,” he said. “It was the fielding which cost us the match.”

On Friday, England beat Pakistan by three wickets, surviving a middle-order wobble to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the series. The hosts wrapped up victory after a tense finale with three balls to spare.

The green shirts will play their fifth and final ODI in Leeds on Sunday.

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