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The crowd at Lords witnessed a thriller between the India and the England women’s team as the game went right down to the wire on a night where the emotions were already riding high. In a low scoring game were India ended up scoring only 169, a spirited show was put on by the Indian bowlers which was led by Renuka Singh. She picked up 4 for 29 in her spell of ten overs. Jhulan Goswami also bowled with full heart and picked up 2 wickets along with Rajeshwari Gayakwad, who scalped 2 as well.
The match was heading to a tense finish when in a lightning move, Deepti Sharma ran out Charlotte Dean, who tried to take the match over from India’s grasp. The incident unfolded on the 4th ball of the 43rd over when Sharma pulled off a Mankad to send the English batter back to the pavilion.
When the run out unfolded, it created pandemonium on social media with the England cricketers condemning the incident but there was a lot of support for Deepti Sharma as well. The run out did not please Stuart Broad one bit as he took to social media to put fourth his views.
“A run out? Terrible way to finish the game.’ Broad tweeted.
Former Karnataka pacer Dodda Ganesh was quick to spring to the defense of Deepti Sharma and trolled Stuart Broad over his comment.
“Nicking the ball to first slip and standing your ground as if nothing happened, is actually terrible. A run-out isn’t. I guess, match Referee Chris Broad needs to educate his son on the laws of cricket,” Ganesh replied to Broad’s tweet.
Harmanpreet Kaur also came to Deepti Sharma’s defense and lauded her for her game awareness.
She said, “I thought you will ask about the first nine wickets because they were also not easy to take. I don’t think we have done something new. What I feel is, that shows your awareness of what the batters are doing. I will back my player because I don’t think she has done something which is not in the ICC rules,”
Nicking the ball to first slip and standing your ground as if nothing happened, is actually terrible. A Run-out isn’t. I guess, Match Refree Chris Broad needs to educate his son on the laws of cricket 😃 #CricketTwitter #ENGvIND https://t.co/yNlKPnMkGl
— ದೊಡ್ಡ ಗಣೇಶ್ | Dodda Ganesh (@doddaganesha) September 24, 2022