T20 World Cup qualifiers: R Ashwin must be watching, Cameroon’s Maeve Douma steals show with four ‘Mankads’ against Uganda – Watch video: Cameroon’s Maeve Douma may not be a name that people will recognise in an instant but on Sunday she invoked R Ashwin’s mankading incident. Douma resulted in four Mankad dismissals against Uganda in the ongoing Women’s T20 World Cup Africa region qualifiers.
The topic of Mankad has come into discussion in the last few years after off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin sent Rajasthan Royals batsman Jos Buttler back to the pavilion by using Mankad in IPL. The dismissal had sparked a huge debate on social media as to whether the dismissal is in the spirit of the game or not.
In the women’s T20 World Cup Africa region qualifier, Douma hogged the limelight as she dismissed four batters for going out of their crease at the non-striker’s end.
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T20 World Cup qualifiers: Making her debut for Cameroon at the age of 16, Douma picked one wicket but captured everyone’s attention by Mankading the batters.
Uganda were 153/1 at one stage but got reduced to 186/6 at the end of 20 overs. However, Cameroon wasn’t able to chase the target as the side was dismissed for 35 runs inside 15 overs.
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R Ashwin has been subjected to criticism for mankading the non-striker several times. However, Ashwin has always defended the stance.
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T20 World Cup qualifiers: “I’m not a leader to give out messages. Don’t want to make an issue out of it. When we played, one side of the ground was big. I knew someone would back up, because boundaries weren’t that easy. They had guys who could convert ones to twos. So I knew it would happen. I went into my jump and a gold helmet floated past me and it kept going on its own,” R Ashwin said defending his stance.
As per the laws of the game, “if the non-striker is out of his/her ground at any time from the moment the ball comes into play until the instant when the bowler would normally have been expected to release the ball, the non-striker is liable to be run out.”