On Friday, India might have lost the first T20 match against England but Harleen Deol’s acrobatic effort in the field won the hearts of the fans as she pulled off a stunner to dismiss Amy Jones.
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A fantastic piece of fielding 👏
We finish our innings on 177/7
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) July 9, 2021
In the second last over of England innings, Jones hit the ball towards wide long-off and Harleen produced a stunning effort to dismiss the striker along with saving the six.
Many cricketing legends such as Sachin Tendulkar, former England women cricketer Isa Guha and ex-West Indies skipper Daren Sammy hailed Harleen for her stunning catch.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 10, 2021
— Isa Guha (@isaguha) July 9, 2021
— Daren Sammy (@darensammy88) July 10, 2021
Former Australia cricketer Lisa Sthalekar also lauded Harleen for her ferocious effort in the field.OMG @imharleenDeol take a bow!! Calling it now the best we will see this series!”
— Lisa Sthalekar (@sthalekar93) July 9, 2021
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) also shared a video on Twitter. “The result didn’t go our way today but here is something special from the game,” BCCI tweeted.
— BCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) July 9, 2021
England won the first T20I and took a 1-0 lead in the T20I series after the play was stopped due to the rain. The hosts won the first T20I by 18 runs (DLS) method.