WPL 2024: WATCH – Alyssa Healy in disbelief after Athapaththu’s controversial LBW out; skips presentation ceremony in anger

Hawkeye showed that the ball would have hit the stumps, leaving Healy perplexed.

Alyssa Healy was in utter shock Chamari Athapaththu was declared out LBW | ScreengrabUP Warriorz (UPW) skipper Alyssa Healy was in disbelief after her teammate Chamari Athapaththu was dismissed LBW in Match 11 of the WPL 2024 against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the Chinnaswamy Stadium on Monday (March 4).

During the seventh over of the run chase. Georgia Wareham bowled a tossed-up delivery that dropped in front of Athapaththu, who missed the sweep shot and was struck on the front leg.

The on-field umpire declared it not out but a confident RCB captain Smriti Mandhana opted for a review. The ball was pitched on the leg, and Hawkeye showed that it would have hit the stumps.

The ball-tracking technology left Athapaththu and Healy shocked as Wareham bowled a leg-spinner. According to the ball tracking system, the ball was pitched in line and would have hit the middle of the middle stump.

What baffled the Warriorz camp was that the ball travelled in the reverse direction of a conventional leg-spinner after being pitched on the leg.

Healy was so furious by the DRS that she was seen repeatedly shouting ‘No way’ at the top of her voice.

Here’s the video:

After UP Warriorz lost the match by 23 runs to RCB, Alyssa Healy decided to skip the presentation ceremony as well in anger.

Coming to the match, RCB piled up 198/3 on the board after being asked to bat first. Smriti Mandhana was the top scorer with 80 off 50 balls, while Ellyse Perry made a significant contribution of 37-ball 58. Richa Ghosh also impressed everyone with her dazzling cameo (21* off 10 balls).

In reply, UP Warriorz managed to post 175/8 in their allotted 20 overs. Alyssa Healy waged a lone battle with the bat, scoring 55 off 38 balls.

Sophie Molineux and Asha Sobhana starred with the ball for RCB, claiming two wickets each by conceding 29 runs in their four overs.


By Salman Anjum - 05 Mar, 2024

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