Cricketer Of The Year
Agreed. I reckon TJB's take earlier is the most likely one (India complained on field about Dean's backing up, but didn't specifically say something like "we are going to mankad you" when they had her attention. Thus they feel she was warned, she doesn't feel like she got a warning, neither party is outright lying) but we can't know.I don't think we'll ever find out who was lying and who wasn't. It's better to leave it at that. The non-striker repeatedly left the crease before the ball left the bowler's hand, so there's a chance that a warning was given but there is no way to concretely throw weight behind either side on this.
Since there's no obligation to give a warning it's doesn't affect the legitimacy of the dismissal anyway. But I guess it brings the sites reporting on the story a lot of clicks to keep stirring things.