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Anwar Ali © AFP (File Photo)

Nov 25, 2013

Anwar Ali became the fifth player to be dismissed for ‘Obstructing the Field’ on Wednesday when Pakistan were playing South Africa in the second One-Day International at Port Elizabeth.

Ali, while trying to steal a bye, purposely turned in the way iof the throw from wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock and was declared out.

Former Pakistan skipper Rameez Raja was the first player to be out in this fashion when he was declared Obstructing the Field against England in 1987.

Two other Pakistan players — Inzamam-ul-Haq and Mohammad Hafeez have been dismissed in similar fashion.

Mohinder Amarnath is the only other batsman to be out for obstructing the field apart from the four players mentioned above when he was given out against Sri Lanka in 1989.

List of player to be dismissed Obstructing the Field

Player Country Opposition Year
Rameez Raja Pakistan England 1987
Mohinder Amarnath India Sri Lanka 1989
Inzamam-ul-Haq Pakistan India 2006
Mohammad Hafeez Pakistan South Africa 2013
Anwar Ali Pakistan South Africa 2013