Women’s Ashes: Beth Mooney shows excellent commitment on the field despite playing with a broken jaw
Mooney underwent a surgery on January 17 as she suffered a jaw injury during a net session.
Updated - Jan 28, 2022 8:38 pm
Cricket is known as the game of glorious uncertainties. At the same time, it is also known for showing passion and intent on the field even when an individual is knocked down. Be it Anil Kumble bowling with a broken jaw against West Indies in 2002, Yuvraj Singh scoring a match-winning century against the same opposition in the 2011 World Cup despite not being at the peak of his health and vomiting on the pitch on several occasions, or Graeme Smith coming out to bat with a broken arm against Australia in 2009.
Now, Beth Mooney has shown nerves of steel in the ongoing Women’s Ashes Test match between Australia and England. The Aussie batter is playing the game with a broken jaw and showed excellent commitment on the field on the second day.
Women’s Ashes: Dedicated Beth Mooney saves a boundary
Beth Mooney could only score a run-a-ball three in the first innings of the one-off Test match. But she is giving her 100% on the field and not only threw herself near the boundary line but also prevented the ball from touching the ropes. Even though Mooney fell on the other side of the line while fielding despite a successful attempt, no damage was done and she continued playing.
The video of Beth Mooney’s incredible fielding performance was posted by 7Cricket on their official Twitter handle.
Watch the video here:
— 7Cricket (@7Cricket) January 28, 2022
The 28-year-old had undergone surgery on January 17 as she suffered a jaw injury during a net session and even though the Victoria cricketer has decided to take part in this contest, it needs to be noted that she has three metal plates inserted in her face along with a wire on her bottom tooth.
Coming back to the contest, the Aussies declared their innings after scoring 337/9 riding on a superb 93 from skipper Meg Lanning. England in reply are reeling at 235/8. They still have a first innings lead of 102 runs but, with captain Heather Knight well set on 127, the visitors would heave a sigh of relief.