Mithali Raj comments on No-Ball in thrilling final over against South Africa



Mithali Raj comments on No-Ball in thrilling final over against South Africa

Mithali Raj comments on No-Ball in thrilling final over against South Africa

29 March 2022  Authorbet365baji

Team India was eliminated from the ICC Women's World Cup after losing to South Africa by three wickets at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch on Sunday. India, headed by Mithali Raj, fought valiantly, but it wasn't enough in the end, as South Africa held their composure to cross the finish line. In the final over of the match, the equation appeared to be in India's favour, but a decisive no-ball cost the team dearly, and the team was eventually knocked out of the competition.

With Mignon du Preez and Shabnim Ismail at the crease, South Africa needed seven runs in the last over. Finally, the equation was three off two balls, and Du Preez was removed by Deepti on the penultimate delivery. However, replays revealed that Deepti had overstepped.

South Africa eventually won that game by three wickets.

Mithali commented during a press conference that these no-balls haven't been operating in India for a long time. She recalled it being the last over in the game against Australia, but she suppose having Deepti as a batsman and even as a bowler, she did not play in the last few ODIs, but the manner she bowled today was remarkable.

She remarked that Deepti carried with her all of her playing experience, both in India and abroad. Jhulan Goswami has a lot of bowling expertise, but not having her and bringing in Deepti, who bowls in the limited-overs format, is a better option. She knew just how she wanted to bowl the final over.

Mithali got asked by the interviewer regarding her feelings after being dismissed from the competition. She replied that to be honest, she is not feeling anything right now. She is just trying to get a sense of how the match played out. She said that it will most likely strike her later or tomorrow, and they will have to cope with the disappointment at some point.

Mignon du Preez finished with an unbeaten 52 for South Africa, guiding her team to victory by three wickets. Laura Wolvaardt contributed an 80-run knock. Meanwhile, Rajeshwari Gayakwad contributed two wickets for India.

The four teams who have qualified for the semi-finals of the ongoing competition are Australia, South Africa, England, and the West Indies. On Wednesday, Australia will face the West Indies, while South Africa will face England on Thursday.