Shafali Verma stumped: Shafali Verma reminded Dhoni on the pitch..but got out and a new controversy arose, Did absence of LED bails in womens cricket had Shafali Verma stumped in second ODI vs England
Shafali Verma and MS Dhoni full stretch on crease  |  Photo Credits: Twitter
- Indian Women’s Cricket Team Vs England Women’s Cricket Team – 2nd ODI Match
- Indian opener Shefali Verma missed the first half-century of her ODI career, became a victim of stumping
- The absence of LED bails in women’s cricket became a topic of discussion
In the second one-day match played between the Indian women’s cricket team and the England women’s cricket team on Wednesday, the hosts won again. England defeated India by 5 wickets in this match to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series and will now look to clean sweep in the third and final ODI. Apart from Mithali Raj (59 runs), Shafali Verma also batted well during the second ODI but a new debate broke out after the 17-year-old opener was dismissed.
In the match, after winning the toss, England had invited Indian women to bat first. Shafali Verma, who was playing the second ODI of her career after failing in the previous match, showed the Test match rhythm again and scored 44 runs in 55 balls with 7 fours. She wanted to go ahead and play her familiar style in Sophie Ecclestone’s 17th over but the ball swung, landed in the hands of keeper Jones and was stumped despite her best efforts to return.
same dhoni try
When the ball went out of her reach, Shefali tried to reach the crease in the same manner as Mahendra Singh Dhoni used to show it many times while doing a full stretch. Especially against Australia, the wicketkeeper was unsuccessful in his attempt to get Dhoni out and his full stretch picture went viral on social media. The only difference was that Dhoni used to reach inside the crease and Shefali missed by a few inches.
Debate broke out over LED gillies
Shefali Verma wanted to spoil the length of the ball by going a long way on this ball but when it did not seem possible, she tried to play late cut. The ball still did not come in contact with the bat. The TV replay was seen and it was decided that Shefali has missed by a few inches. In such a situation, a debate arose that women’s cricket should also have gills with flashing LED lights as seen in ODI or T20 matches of men’s cricket. This makes it easy to know at what time the wicketkeeper finally separated the bails from the stump.
Lisa Sthalekar posted the video, asked the question
There was a debate on social media and in the meantime former veteran Australian women’s cricketer Lisa Sthalekar tweeted the video and wrote, “This is the second time in two ODIs that we are making things more difficult for the third umpire. It would be good if the bright colored gills are arranged here as well.”
It’s not a long time since the gullies with LED lights were introduced. These bails are used in most of the men’s ODI and T20 matches for which an expensive setup is prepared, especially with the stumps. In this, if the bails were separated from the stump through the ball or through someone’s hands, then as soon as they move out of their place, the bails start shining and it is easier for the umpire to take decisions like run out and stumping.
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