- This was the 7th T20 International match of 17-year-old Richa.
- Richa plays domestic cricket for Bengal
- The second T20 of the series will be played on Sunday
The Indian women’s cricket team may have lost the first T20 against England, despite this Harleen Deol’s amazing fielding and young wicketkeeper Richa Ghosh’s wicketkeeping is being highly appreciated.
In a rain-interrupted match, hosts England defeated India (India vs England Series) by 18 runs under the Duckworth-Lewis rule. Pacer Shikha Pandey was bowling the 19th over of England’s innings for India. On the sixth and last ball of this over, England batsman Sophia Dunkley tried to play a shot but was beaten.
The ball had entered the glove of wicketkeeper Richa and in the blink of an eye, he scattered Dunkley’s bails like MS Dhoni. Dunkley did not understand for a while that she was out. However, even the field umpire could not understand whether the batsman was out or not out. In such a situation, the on-field umpire referred the third umpire. The TV umpire, after looking all the way, declared the batsman out.
Dunkley walked out of the crease with a heavy heart. However, before this, former Indian team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has also sent batsmen to the pavilion in international cricket many times with his lightning speed. The example of the fast stumping Dhoni used to do is given even today.
Harleen takes Amy’s catch near the boundary
Earlier, Harleen had made a lot of headlines by taking a catch of Amy Jones in the air on the fifth ball of the last over. Harleen stopped Amy from scoring a half-century. Harleen took the catch in two installments. When he saw that the balance was deteriorating, he threw the ball in the air inside the boundary and then came inside the boundary and caught it while diving.