Cricket Viral Video: On September 14, during the final One Day International (ODI) match between England and Sri Lanka in Leicester, Charlie Dean achieved a remarkable milestone by securing her first-ever international five-wicket haul, which included taking three wickets in a single over.
Charlie Dean rattles Sri Lanka
In the last One Day International (ODI) contest of the three-game series held at Grace Road, England showed their dominance over Sri Lanka, emerging victorious in the rain-affected match with a commanding margin of 161 runs. While Sciver-Brunt and Bouchier delivered outstanding performances with the bat, it was Dean who emerged as the primary threat with the ball.
Dean made her presence felt when she entered the bowling attack during the eighth over. Her fifth delivery was a pivotal moment as she dismissed the formidable Chamari Athapaththu. However, it was her fourth over that truly dismantled Sri Lanka‘s middle-order. In the very first ball of that over, she executed a brilliant caught-and-bowled dismissal, bringing an end to Hansima Karunaratne’s innings. Dean cleverly induced Karunaratne into a defensive shot, causing the ball to pop off the bat’s face and ascend back towards the bowler. With remarkable flexibility, Dean leaped to her right and safely snatched the ball with both hands, preventing it from hitting the ground.
Following the wicket, Kavisha Dilhari stepped onto the crease, managing to secure a single from her initial delivery. With Hasini Perera now facing, Dean skillfully turned the ball away from the left-handed batter, enticing just a faint edge off her bat. Amy Jones, positioned behind the stumps, took the catch.
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As Dean delivered her final ball, it was Kavisha Dilhari who faced it again. She was left completely bewildered by a deceptive delivery that spun sharply back in between her bat and pad, ultimately dislodging her off stump. With this wicket, Dean accomplished her maiden international five-wicket haul. Her impressive performance concluded with match figures of 5 wickets for 31 runs, having bowled 6 overs.