Srinagar: Mumbai lifted the historic inaugural Womens Premier League (WPL) title by defeating Delhi in the final played in Mumbai on Sunday but the historic clash was marred by a controversial no-ball decision thag went against Delhi.
Delhi scored 131/9 in 20 overs. Mumbai in response completed the 132-run chase with three balls to spare.
The outcome left many Delhi fans irked with a controversial decision, which cost their side the wicket of explosive opener Shafali Verma.
Shafali scored a 4-ball 11 before falling against Wong while attempting an attacking shot against the England pacer. The batter was caught at backward point by Amelia Kerr, but the height of the delivery demanded a closer look.
The ball appeared to be above waist height and it was immediately referred by the batter, however, the third umpire chose to stick with the on-field decision.
Both Shafali and Lanning didn’t look pleased with the decision as the Delhi captain was seen having a chat with the umpire too regarding the same.
Meg Lanning had a chat with umpire after Shafali Verma’s controversial out in WPL final
Delhi Capitals too reacted to the incident on social media and asked if it was “No ball or fair delivery?”
Fans too had similar reactions, with many even pointing fingers at umpires while others accused the champions of cheating.