"Pathetic way to win" or "Credit to her": Twitter divided over Deepti Sharma's run out of Charlie Dean in 3rd ODI at Lord's

While chasing 170, England needed just 17-runs to win with Charlie Dean (47) and Freya Davies* (10) in the middle of a valiant 35-run partnership for the last wicket before Sharma dismissed the dangerous-looking Dean.

Aakash SrivastavaAuthor

Updated - 25 September 2022 12:13 AM

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Indian off-spinner Deepti Sharma dismissed Charlie Dean by running her out at the non-striker's end after the batter left her crease before the ball was released.

Deepti's presence of mind meant India won the match at the iconic Lord's. While chasing 170, England needed just 17-runs to win with Charlie Dean (47) and Freya Davies* (10) in the middle of a valiant 35-run partnership for the last wicket before Sharma dismissed the dangerous-looking Dean. 

While India's historic victory was a fitting tribute to the legendary pacer Jhulan Goswami who was playing her last one-day international game, the mode of dismissal brought long-standing controversy to the fore.

Seen by some as against the spirit of the game, spectators at Lord's booed the Indian team after Charlie Dean appeared sobbing in tears. It was the 44th over of the match when Sharma was in her delivery stride when she noticed Dean out of the crease at non-striker and simply just dislodged the bails.

The third umpire was asked to intervene in the matter and going by the rule book, Charlie was hence called 'out' handing 16-run victory to Harmanpreet Kaur-led side. 

The MCC in its amendment set out the law about regarding this as a legal mode of dismissal. While Indian skipper Harmanpreet Kaur backed her player by terming it 'great presence of mind,' England players seem to be miffed with the dismissal. The likes of Stuart Broad, and Sam Billings were quick to express their dissent on social media while many hailed Indian cricketers for winning the game.

Check out the mixed reactions over the incident. 

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