England Women's Kate Cross became a talking point on social media when she missed a clear opportunity of running out the batswoman running towards the non-striker’s end in the second T20I match against West Indies Women in Nottingham on Friday, 21 June. The cricketer had thrown the ball to the striker's end instead of dislodging the wickets at her own end and even the batswoman was nowhere near making her crease.
To her fortune, the missed chance didn’t cost England Women much and they registered a victory against West Indies Women by 42 runs. Nevertheless, the missed runout chance became the highlight of the game. They wondered
Following the incident, netizens couldn’t keep calm and trolled her.
Cross took to Twitter and posted a clarification. Cross said she threw the ball to the other end as a bail at her end was already off the stumps.
Read her tweet here:
But her clarification backfired as netizens argued that she could have uprooted the stump and completed the successful run out.
Here are some of the netizen’s reactions:
Kate Cross is a fairly new name in the England Women T20 squad. She has just played nine T20s and managed to take nine wickets with an average of 21.22. She proved to be the most expensive bowler in the T20 against West Indies Women, conceding 30 runs in her spell of three overs.
Captained by Heather Knight, England Women have taken a 1-0 lead in the series against the Caribbean side. After losing the ODI series 3-nil, and the first T20 getting washed out, West Indies will look to win the third T20 on Tuesday in a hope to share the trophy.