England all-rounder Charlie Dean said that she was honoured to play at the iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground despite the controversy there against Harmanpreet Kaur-led India. In the third and final match of the Women’s ODI series, Dean was controversially run out by Deepti Sharma at the non-striker’s end and won by 16 runs as well.
England, in the end, lost the match and also the series 0-3. After getting run out, which created a lot of drama in the cricketing world, Dean vowed not to leave the crease from now onwards as well. However, Dean took to her Instagram account and wrote, “An interesting end to the summer. What an honour it is to play at lords in England colours. I guess I’ll just stay in my crease from now on.”
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Earlier, Deepti Sharma said that India had warned Dean many times before dismissing her at the end of the close encounter. However, Dean mentioned that no warning was given to her as well.
After the win, Harmanpreet Kaur said: “This wicket was not easy to bat on, our batters did a decent job. We were looking for 170 after losing four wickets. After that we knew we have the pace attack and spin attack to take the wickets. We never thought we were out of the game.. To be honest, I thought you will ask about all the 10 wickets which was not easy to take as well [on being probed about the last wicket]. It’s part of the game I don’t think we have done something new. It shows your awareness, what batters are doing. I will back my players, she hasn’t done something outside the rules. At the end of the day a win is a win and we will take that. After the first game, we discussed how to play and we just want to continue this way. I’m just enjoying my time, being there will always gives you runs. Watching the ball and reacting and not trying to do something extra. When I debuted, she was the leader, in my best times, many were supporting me, but even in my rough times, she was the one who supported. She is just a call away. I wanted to thank her and tell her she is always with us. She is a go-to person, I always called her at low times and she was someone always guiding me [on Jhulan].”