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.