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India draws criticism from former England international after controversial road run-out

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According to former bowler Alex Hartley, India’s decision to run out Charlie Dean at the non-striker’s end to secure victory in the final one-day international competition of the summer at Lords was in the spirit of the game. It was not in line with

Dean was looking comfortable at the crease after hitting 47 at the ninth as England battled for an unlikely victory before the final wicket.

Deepti Sharma took bail after entering the final wicket delivery stride. After the decision was upheld by the third referee, Dean tearfully threw his bat to the ground and boos rang out from the crowd as he sealed India’s win by 16 runs. .

The rare form of ejection was reclassified as a legal run-out by the International Cricket Council, but the way India secured victory in a full sweep of the three-match series did not sit well with Hartley.

“I’m not really sure how I feel because I don’t think it fits the spirit of the game,” Hartley said on the BBC Test Match Special.

“I can’t believe it happened, but I can believe it happened and that it is Deepti Sharma.

“She always, always threatens to do so, so we talk about it as a team. England are much closer than India expected and she’s actually done it.

“I don’t think that’s the way to end an international match. Does she feel like it’s the only way to win the game?”

It was an unusual form of dismissal named after former Indian bowler Vinu Mankad, and there was an unwritten practice for giving the batsman a warning.

England all-rounder Georgia Elwes was unimpressed. “Isn’t that just the sourest taste left in your mouth at the end of this international summer? I’m dumbfounded,” she told the BBC Test Match Special.

“I can’t believe that the Indian team thought it was the only way to win wickets. I don’t think Charlie Dean was trying to get any advantage. It’s ridiculous.

“For me, Harmanpreet Kaur needs to look at her side and think, ‘Do you want to win a cricket match?’ Can she drop the appeal?”

India celebrate victory after controversial finish at Rhodes (Steven Paston/PA)

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Former England men’s captain Nasser Hussein commented on the match.

“I’m not sure. I know it’s the law of the game,” he told Sky Sports. It was within my right to do so.

“They’ll argue about it for a long time, but it’s in the laws of the game.

“According to the laws of the game, if a non-striker leaves her crease while she is in the delivery stride, you may run out at the non-striker’s end.”

England international Sam Billings was also offended by the dismissal.

“I don’t think anyone has played a game that they think is good? Not just cricket,” he wrote on Twitter.

“It’s within the law, but not within the spirit. Just my opinion, but I think the law should be reverted to a warning system, or penalized for excessive setbacks, etc. Few people disagree. It is no exaggeration to say that