On Tuesday, the first Twenty20 international match of the five-match series was played in Pretoria. The Indian Under-19 women’s cricket team defeated South Africa by a score of 54 runs to take the lead in the series.
Both teams are using this series as practise for the ICC Under-19 Women’s Twenty20 World Cup, which will take place in South Africa from January 14 through January 29.
After being invited to bat, India reached 137 for five thanks to the efforts of its openers, Shewata Sehrawat and Soumya Tiwari, who each struck 40 off of 39 and 46 balls, respectively. In response to that, South Africa only scored 83.
However, there was another reason why people were interested in the contest. When India’s Mannat Kashyap ran out Jenna Evans at the non-end striker’s during the 17th over of the South African innings, this moment marked the turning point.
The video quickly gained widespread attention on social media. After some time had passed, the captain of India, Shafali Verma, withdrew the appeal, and the game continued.
Danielle Wyatt, who plays for England in the women’s cricket team, was unimpressed by the occurrence. “Oh goodness, I really hope that the under-19 World Cup doesn’t include any of this!” Wyatt sent out a tweet. Both India and England have a tradition of being the team to run out of batters at the non-end striker’s first.
During a One-Day International match in September, India all-rounder Deepti Sharma was responsible for England Charlotte Dean being run out. Regarding whether or not it was done in the correct spirit, the cricket world was divided over the episode.