England Women’s cricketer Kate Cross makes a blunder in effecting a run-out
She had an off-day with the ball as well and gave away 30 runs in three overs.
Updated - Jan 23, 2020 8:34 pm
England Women captained by Heather Knight are currently locking horns with Windies Women in a T20I series. In the second encounter at the County Ground in Nottingham, the English Women comfortably emerged victorious by 42 runs. Subsequently, the hosts took a 1-0 lead after the first match was abandoned. The game was also a witness to a hilarious incident involving Kate Cross.
The 27-year-old Cross doesn’t have a whole lot of experience in the international circuit, having plied his trade in only nine T20Is, picking up as many wickets. On Saturday, she had an off day as she conceded 30 runs in her spell of three overs and was the most expensive bowler. Moreover, she was the only one from her team to not have picked up a single wicket and hence didn’t complete the full quota of overs.
Cross commits a massive error
The Lancashire-bowler also messed up while attempting a run-out during the run-chase. One of the Windies batswomen hit the leather to the cover fielder and set off for a single. The fielder reacted quickly and hurled the ball in at the non-striker’s end where Cross was standing at the stumps. There was no chance that the striker would’ve made her ground, and a rather simple run-out was on the cards.
Kate Cross had a brain explosion of sorts and she didn’t take the bails off rather, she threw the ball at the wicketkeeper’s end where there wasn’t any chance of dismissal as the batter had already made the ground. The batter, who got the reprieve would’ve been surprised herself. Though the goof up didn’t cost the home team much, a sure-shot dismissal undoubtedly went begging.
Here is the video:
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As far as the encounter is concerned, after winning the toss and electing to bat first, the England Women racked up a massive score of 180 on the board. Danielle Wyatt churned out a swashbuckling knock of 81 off 55 with 10 fours to guide her team. Natalie Sciver and Knight also played cameos.
During the run-chase, Stacy-Ann King and Chedean Nation pulled off knocks worth 43 and 32, but they didn’t get any support from the others. The visiting team could only manage 138 in their 20 overs. For England, Linsey Smith and Katherine Brunt were the most successful with a couple of wickets each.