New Delhi. The Indian women’s cricket team is on a tour of Australia. A strange thing happened during the second T20 International match of the series at the Carrara Oval ground in Queensland, when both the batters reached the same end. Australia captain Meg Lanning won the toss and invited India to bat first. Indian team scored 118 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in 20 overs. Pooja Vastrakar returned unbeaten on 37 runs off 26 balls with 3 fours and 2 sixes. Apart from him, captain Harmanpreet Kaur contributed 28 runs.
On the second ball of the 16th over of India’s innings, Deepti Sharma played a sweep shot and the ball went in the deep square leg direction. Alyssa Perry, while fielding excellently, stopped the ball and handed it to McGrath who threw it to the keeper without delay. At the same time, both the worshiper and Deepti stood at the same end.
Pooja ran for 2 runs but Deepti did not notice and she turned towards the non-striker’s end. After this the umpires also got confused as to who should be given a run out. Later the help of the third umpire was taken as both were standing on the same crease. Deepti was then declared run out as she reached the crease later.
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The start of the Indian team was poor in this match and its 3 wickets fell to just 24 runs. After this, Harmanpreet took the score to 50 runs but the process of falling wickets continued. If Pooja had not contributed anything, then India would hardly have reached even beyond 100 runs. Vlaminck and Molyneux got 2-2 wickets for Australia.