Team India faced slow over rate penalty because only 3 deep fielders allowed for the final over

Team India may have reached the final by winning the semi-finals of the Commonwealth Games 2022 against England, but the team had made a big mistake, which could have cost the team. Even the match could slip out of the hands of the team. However, the good thing was that the team won the thrilling match by 4 runs and the Indian team ensured a medal in the Commonwealth Games.

Actually, penalty was imposed on the Indian women’s cricket team due to slow over rate. The Indian team could not bowl the first ball of the 20th over in the stipulated time. The Indian team was two overs behind the scheduled time and due to this, Team India got a penalty in the semi-final of CWG 2022 against England. Because of this, only three players could be on the boundary line for the team.

Defending only 13 runs in the last over, only 3 players were on the boundary line for Team India, as two more players could not be outside the 25 yards due to two overs being slow. When you have 13 runs to save and only three of your players are out, on most occasions the result will slip out of your hands, as the batsman can target any direction.

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However, fortunately, the ball that jumped in the air stayed within 25 yards and hit a six on the last ball, where a catch could have happened, but you did not have a fielder on the boundary line and neither can you keep Because you were facing a penalty. Let us tell you that the ICC had implemented this rule last year, which continues in international cricket and teams get benefit from it.

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