India vs England, one-off Women’s Test: Deepti Sharma shines bright in India’s romp | Cricket News – Times of India


NAVI MUMBAI: They had to wait nine long years before playing a Test at home. But when they got their chance, all the Indian women’s team needed was two days and a morning – a total of seven sessions – to completely outclass England by 347 runs in the only Test at the DY Patil Stadium on Saturday.
It was the biggest ever women’s Test victory by runs, breaking the record set in 1998 when Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 309 runs in Colombo.

England’s defeat of Turner will give India immense confidence in the one-off Test. Wankhede Stadium from December 21 against Australia, the top gun of women’s cricket. The only setback for India will be that young batsman Shobha Satish, who scored a half-century on debut, is unlikely to be available due to a fractured finger – an injury he suffered before the start of the second day’s play. It happened.

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Declaring on their overnight score of 186/6, India bowled out England for 131 runs in 27.3 overs. Off-spinner for the second time in two days Deepti Sharma – following his sensational spell of 5/7 in 5.3 overs – tormented the visitors, taking 4/32 from eight overs to finish with match figures of 9/39 off just 80 balls. throw
However, it was all-rounder Pooja Vastrakar who destroyed England’s top order in the second innings, taking 3/23 in four overs while driving the ball beautifully.

Needing 427 to win, England were 27 for no loss when Test debutant Renuka Singh Thakur drew first blood, dropping Tammy Beaumont’s off-stump with a beauty that sent him Hold the line. England were then rocked by Vastrakar’s triple strike.
As a change, she had Sophia Dunkley (15) caught at gully by substitute Harlene Deol. He then dismissed Nat Sciver-Brunt for a rare duck and then hit England captain Heather Knight for one behind the stumps.
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Capitalizing on the early blows from the pacers, Deepti, well supported by left-arm spinner Rajeshwari Gaikwad (2/20), then opened her teeth to Danny Wyatt (12). Caught at slip, pouched by Amy Jones (5). Shafali Verma at short mid-wicket, flicking Kate Cross’s leg stump, turning delivery, and then casting Lauren Filer (0).

With Gaikwad joining the act, Deepti lost her second fifer and took 10 wickets in a whisper.
Short Score: India 428 (Shobha 69, Rodrigues 68, Deepti 67, Bhatia 66, Bell 3-67, Ecclestone 3-91) and 186/6 declared (Hermanpreet 44*, Dean 4/68) bowled out England for 136 (Saver Burnt 59, Defeated by Deepti). 5/7) and 131 (Deepati 4/32, Vastrakar 3/23) for 347 runs.
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