“Terrible Way To Finish The Game”: Stuart Broad On Charlie Dean’s Run-Out By Deepti Sharma

A match that turned one way at Lord’s iconic cricket ground ended controversially when Deepti stopped Sharma in her run to take bail off the non-rush hour end to fire Charlie Dean, who was having a solitary fight fought to keep England in the game. With that, England were eliminated and India sealed a 3-0 series win, but the manner of dismissal, as expected, led to controversy and criticism. Among those unhappy with Deepti’s elimination of Dean was Stuart Broad, the England men’s team pacer.

“A run-out at the end of the non-rush hour and India wins!” the ICC tweeted after India’s 16-point win.

In response, Broad tweeted, “A run out? Terrible way to end the game.”

In another tweet, the English pacesetter said: “I find the Mankad’s debate really interesting. So many opinions from both sides. I personally wouldn’t like to win a contest like that, also very happy that others think otherwise.”

Dean, who was England’s last wicket to fall, was devastated and walked away in tears after shaking hands with the Indian players.

She had walked in with the score at 65/7 with England chasing 170, setting up a 38-run tie with skipper Amy Jones. Even after Jones was fired, Dean kept going and even when Kate Cross fell for the retiring Jhulan Goswami, she kept England’s hopes alive.

Dean only needed 17 more runs to win and he had 47, a brave knockout that was in vain.


It was a memorable night for India as Jhulan Goswami got a fitting farewell to Lord’s with a 3-0 series win.

Goswami cast a brilliant 2/30 spell in her 10 overs to sign her international career.

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