WATCH: Katherine Brunt doesn’t mankad Sune Luus in crunch situation; creates storm on social media

Dixit Bhargav
|Published 24/02/2020

Katherine Brunt doesn’t mankad Sune Luus: The English all-rounder’s stand denied her team of a clear advantage at the WACA.

During the fourth match of the ongoing ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 between England and South Africa in Perth, England all-rounder Katherine Brunt had a clear chance of mankading South Africa batswoman Sune Luus to perhaps change the outcome of the match.

Having said that, Brunt choosing to warn Luus and not dismiss her to in the name of “spirit of cricket” invited a heavy storm across social media platforms.

It all happened on what would have been the third delivery of the last over when South Africa required seven runs off four balls to win the match.

South Africa batswoman Mignon du Preez, who was on the striker’s end, hit a six and a four on the following two deliveries to seal a 124-run chase against a dominant English side. Had Brunt dismissed Luus via mankading, it might just have affected du Preez’s mindset before playing a big shot.

It is worth mentioning that English players generally consider mankading as a mode of dismissal which violates the spirit of cricket.

Earlier, it was South Africa captain Dane van Niekerk who won the toss and invited England in to bat who scored a below par 123/8 in 20 overs on the back of all-rounder Natalie Sciver’s 50 (41) with the help of five fours and a six.

Van Niekerk, who registered bowling figures of 4-0-20-2, followed it with top-scoring for South Africa as her 46 (51) played a vital role in them starting their World Cup campaign on a winning note.

Katherine Brunt doesn’t mankad Sune Luus

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav

Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who is currently into his fifth year as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. His first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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