Hafeez out obstructing the field in Pakistan victory
22 March, 2013
DURBAN: Mohammad Hafeez became the first batsman given out for obstructing the field under new rules on Thursday before Pakistan defeated South Africa by three wickets to level their one-day series 2-2.
The opener changed his running line while attempting a second run and was struck by a throw from AB de Villiers aimed at the non-striker's end.
He was given out by third umpire Billy Bowden, becoming the first player to fall victim to the new International Cricket Council rule that prohibits batsman from intentionally changing their running line to intercept the ball.
Hafeez is only the sixth player ever in international cricket to be given out for obstructing the field.