Deepti Sharma Mankads Charlotte Dean, India whitewash England

The thrilling third ODI came to a dramatic end with Deepti Sharma’s run out of the dangerous Charlie Dean. The incident brought to an end a low-scoring thriller. The English camp looked extremely saddened as despite being in the ICC rule books, the act of Mankading is often considered to be against the spirit of the game.

India’s victory in Jhulan Goswami’s farewell game looked in jeopardy as England’s Charlotte Dean was taking her team towards victory. With 17 needed off 39 balls, Deepti Sharma made a controversial move that left the crowd at the Lord’s speechless. The Indian all-rounder ran Dean out at the non-striker’s end to hand India a 16-run win. The visitors clinched the 3-match series 3-0, registering the first-ever series win on English soil.

The third ODI between India and England at Lord’s ended with a clean sweep for India, but the final wicket garnered mixed reactions. Deepti Sharma noticed Charlie Dean backing up too far at the non-striker’s end in the 44th over with England needing 17 off 38 balls, and ran her out to claim the final wicket.

The reactions to the dismissal on social media have been varied. While some applauded Deepti for abiding by the rules of the game, others considered this mode of dismissal to be against the spirit of cricket. There were a few England men’s players who didn’t seem to be too pleased with the mode of dismissal..

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