Did Liam Plunkett tamper with the ball against Pakistan?

English fast bowler Liam Plunkett wins the match but finds himself hot water over accusations of ball tampering during the match.

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Did Liam Plunkett tamper with the ball? In a video that has become viral online, Plunkett could be seen scratching the ball. This further gains suspicion after the remarkable ball movement later, which is evident in the slow motion. It is also likely that as the umpires missed the tampering, it helped other bowlers as well in producing reverse swing in death overs.

Plunkett, of the most expensive bowlers in the match for the hosts until his decision to influence the ball. Conceding just eight runs in his last over, which was a much better one than his previous overs.

If investigations find Plunkett guilty, he might be kicked out of the World Cup squad which is all set to begin later this month.

Liam Plunkett made his ODI Debut in Lahore

Liam Plunkett came on as a Super Sub in his first ODI on 10 December 2005. He finished with England’s best bowling figures, taking 3 wickets for 51 runs. He was also involved in the run out of Shoaib Akhtar.

 

 

Staff Reporter

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