Amid the chaos, it meant that Muzarabani had one more chance to win the game for Zimbabwe with a free hit and now four runs needed against Mosaddek Hossain, but for a second time in around five ridiculous minutes he swished at fresh air and this time Hasan took the ball correctly and Bangladesh could breathe. Again.
It has been a tournament where the Laws and playing conditions have been delved into a few times. This is the crucial part of the latest drama:
Even though it quickly became clear the third umpire was checking the initial stumping, players from both sides had shaken hands and gathered near the boundary edge as the replay unfolded. There were looks of disbelief all around when the decision came through, although more from the Bangladesh side who had thought they had already won the match.
Williams, speaking after the match, called the whole episode “extremely weird”.
“I’ve never experienced something like that in a cricket match before, but again, it just goes to show in a T20 game, there’s always a little bit of hope; anything can happen,” he said. “The first time I realised that there was a no-ball was actually when we were walking out to shake the umpire’s hands, and they told us to stop and the replay came on the big screen, and then we all noticed that it was a no-ball. Very interesting times.”