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Did Plunkett Tamper With Ball During Second Pakistan ODI?

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LAHORE MIRROR( Monitoring Desk)–A video of England Pacer Liam Plunkett is doing the rounds on social media in which people are claiming that Plunkett tampered with the ball during the second One-day International (ODI) between England and Pakistan on Saturday, May 11.

Jos Buttler’s stunning 50-ball century just about proved the difference as England beat Pakistan by 12 runs in a thrilling second ODI.

New father Buttler’s 110 not out was the cornerstone of World Cup hosts England’s 373 for three.

But Pakistan, thanks mainly to opener Fakhar Zaman’s 138, stayed in the game before a target of 19 off the last over, bowled by Chris Woakes, proved beyond them as they finished on 361 for seven.

Following Wednesday’s no-result washout at The Oval, victory left England 1-0 up in this five-match series.

People are now asking the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) officials to further investigate this matter.

According to the Law 42.3 of the International Cricket Council (ICC) on ball-tampering, players are not allowed to rub the ball on the ground, interfere with its seam or surface, or use any implement which can change the condition of the ball in order to gain unfair advantage.

SOURCE: THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE