What a game of cricket this turned out to be! Goswami did well to not concede any boundaries but India’s poor fielding, combined with the no-ball called for height in the last delivery meant the game slipped out of the visiting team’s grasp yet again. This decision by third umpire turns to be controversial as fans reacted to it and trended it on Twitter.
#NoBall Drama –
The very last and the deciding ball of the innings. Carey hit a full toss from Goswami straight to the fielder at midwicket, and the Indians begin celebrating the wicket. But however, it seemed just a Bloom as the hosts reviewed the ball straight away and eventually it turned out to be a NO BALL for height!
Indian Team seemed upset with the decision and had to face a heart break. Whereas in Next legal delivery, Carey runs the ball down the ground. And she successfully came back for a second as Australia win by five wickets, and seal the ODI leg of the tour 2-0!
Trend – #NoBall
Just after the consequent dramatic innings the #NoBall trended super quick on Twitter. Fans and Followers expressed their comments and emotions about this Historic Game.
The batter was out of her crease, she was bending as well and yet it was called a no ball. Frankly this will haunt us for a long time. Very tough to digest this one. @BCCIWomen
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) September 24, 2021
No ball or not? What do you think?
— Vtrakit Cricket (@Vtrakit) September 24, 2021
For what it's worth, here's the official ruling for full toss no ball. Has to be considered the batter being upright. Also, Jhulan Goswami wasn't taken out of the attack because the second no ball was deemed not dangerous. pic.twitter.com/23BYLqOYLr
— Vinayakk (@vinayakkm) September 24, 2021
You can feel bad about that marginal "no ball" but if from 52/4 the match goes to the wire, one got to expect that these kind of things will happen. Let's accept if Beth Mooney, McGrath and Carey took it that far, they were more deserving winners.#INDWvAUSW
— Kushan Sarkar (@kushansarkar) September 24, 2021
It's NO BALL plz @ICC consider neutral umpires , if player are in quarantine then umpires why not ??? @BCCIWomen @BCCI @SGanguly99 @JayShah @ShuklaRajiv @cricketaakash DAMM POOR UMPIRING even LBW by Rajeshwari also 👎👎👎 @CricketAus https://t.co/CsUM0FxYt5
— prashant (@prashantk1076) September 24, 2021
What a humdinger 2nd ODI between Aus and India women! Victory for India off last ball was overturned as DRS umpire ruled it a no ball from Jhulan. Was it above waist high in normal batting position? Contentious. But credit to #MithaliRaj & Co for putting up a sterling show
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) September 24, 2021
Ah. That was not a no ball. I don't care who says so, to be frank #AUSvIND
— Daniel Brettig (@danbrettig) September 24, 2021
— Sairaj S (@_i_am_s_s) September 24, 2021
Australia, meanwhile, continue their winning run in ODIs, this being their 26th consecutive victory in the 50-over format, and this perhaps would be their toughest victory in their recent run of matches yet.
Match Summary –
There seems to be no stopping Australia’s ODI juggernaut at the moment. Not even if you reduce Meg Lanning’s side to 52/4 with more than 200 runs left to chase. Such is the hallmark of this champion side that they find a way to win from the most impossible of situations. India however, can take heart from the fact that they would’ve put up the toughest fight the Aussies would have faced since October, 2017, nearly ending the streak tonight. They still can do that on Sunday when they take on the Aussies in the third one-dayer, which is the last match to take place at the Harrup Park in Mackay before the caravan moves to Carrara Oval in Gold Coast.