Fakhar Zaman’s dismissal in the second ODI between Pakistan and South Africa has put the spotlight on ‘fake fielding’,
with wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock appearing to have distracted or deceived the batsman who eventually was run out. Chasing 342, Fakhar was in the middle of an epic knock of 193, nearly taking Pakistan to victory from the jaws of defeat.
With 31 needed off the last 6 balls, he drove pacer Lungi Ngidi to long off and came back for a second run.
Spotting an opportunity for a wicket, De Kock seemingly pointed to the non striker’s end
even after the throw was completed, which led to Fakhar thinking the throw was not coming to his end.
However, the throw was in his direction and a run out caught him short.
Due to that run-out of Fakhar Zaman, and under law 41.51. We impose 75% of match fees fine on Quinton De Kock and 20% on South African captain Temba Bavuma.
— International Cricket Council (@ThRealICC) April 4, 2021