Injured England captain Heather Knight has accused India all-rounder Deepti Sharma of 'lying' for stating that Charlotte Dean was warned before her run-out dismissal at the non-striker's end on Saturday during the third and final ODI of the series. Dean scored a crucial 47 in 80 balls with five fours.
Dean was run-out as England were edging towards a monumental comeback after they were reduced to a score of 115/9. The Three Lions were 16 runs short when the batter walked out of the bowling crease and Sharma ran out Dean to win the game and seal a historic series win.
"It was a plan because we had warned her [for leaving the crease early] repeatedly," Sharma told on her arrival in Kolkata. "We did things as per the rules and guidelines. We told the umpires as well, but she was there [outside the crease]. We couldn't do much."
Reacting to these comments, Knight took to Twitter and posted, “The game is over, Charlie was dismissed legitimately. India were deserved winners of the match and the series. But no warnings were given. They don’t need to be given, so it hasn’t made the dismissal any less legitimate… But if they’re comfortable with the decision to affect the run out, India shouldn’t feel the need to justify it by lying about warnings.”
After the match, India captain Harmanpreet Kaur was questioned about the Dean’s dismissal in the post-match presentation. The Indian skipper expressed how she hoped to talk about all the ten wickets as they were difficult to pick.
“To be honest, I thought you will ask about all ten wickets because they were not easy to take. It's a part of the game. I don't think we have done something new, you can always take those chances”, she said in the post-match presser.