India vs England: Deepti Sharma, Sneh Rana encourage sensible guests’ comeback to depart hosts at 269-6 on Day 1
Bristol: Spinners Sneh Rana and Deepti Sharma common India’s comeback by triggering a batting collapse within the ultimate session however England girls nonetheless managed a good 269 for six on the opening day of the one-off Take a look at in Bristol on Wednesday.
Enjoying a Take a look at match after practically seven years, India had been struggling badly however Rana (3/77) and Sharma (2/50) introduced the aspect again by accounting for 2 batters every within the ultimate session.
From a snug 230 for two, England had been reeling at 251 for six as an previous pitch getting used for the match assisted the Indian spinners.
The Indian bowlers seemed rusty and toiled exhausting for many a part of the day earlier than the spinners got here to the social gathering.
For England, Tammy Beaumont (66) seemed strong on the prime aside from skipper Heather Knight (95), who missed out on 100. At stumps, Sophie Dunkley was batting on 12 whereas Katherine Brunt was on seven.
Knight paced her innings to perfection and notched up her third Take a look at fifty simply after tea.
The Indians had been sloppy on the sector initially as Deepti dropped a straight-forward catch off Natalie Sciver (42) at midwicket off Harmanpreet Kaur’s bowling.
However she made up for the error quickly, dismissing Sciver leg earlier than, with the batter including simply eight extra runs to her rating.
The Indians struck once more three overs later, this time off-spinner Rana sending again Amy Jones, who was adjudged leg earlier than wicket because the batter went for an unsuccessful evaluation.
However it was Deepti who obtained the massive breakthrough within the type of Knight, who was additionally trapped leg earlier than. Knight scored her runs off 175 balls with the assistance of 9 boundaries.
Rana quickly picked up her third wicket of the day when she induced an edge from Georgia Elwiss to Sharma at slip as England slumped to 251 for six.
Earlier, England misplaced Beaumont within the second session however managed to consolidate their place by reaching 162 for 2 at tea.
After eliminating Lauren Winfield-Hill (35) within the first session of the day, India toiled exhausting earlier than Rana picked up her maiden Take a look at wicket.
She removed in-form of Beaumont, who was brilliantly caught by Shafali Verma at brief leg.
Beaumont confronted 166 balls and adorned her innings with six fours en path to her second Take a look at fifty.
Knight then batted cautiously and remained unbeaten within the firm of Sciver as England made 76 runs off 28 overs within the second session.
The Indian tempo duo of veteran Jhulan Goswami and Shikha Pandey made a promising begin, doing simply sufficient to bother the English batswoman on multiple event.
Within the seventh over, Goswami induced an edge from Winfield-Hill because the batter went for an extravagant drive however Smriti Mandhana dropped the prospect within the slip cordon regardless of getting each palms on the ball.
Within the subsequent over, Winfield obtained fortunate once more. Debutant Pooja Vastrakar induced a thick edge from the batter however the ball flew between second slip and gully to the boundary.
After a gradual and cautious begin, England picked up the tempo. Winfield was the extra optimistic of the 2 batters as she lofted Pandey over the mid-wicket to hit the primary six of the innings and within the course of introduced up England’s fifty within the seventeenth over.
An over later, Winfield hit one other most, this time over backward sq. leg off Vastrakar.
Vastrakar finally had the final chortle as she had Winfield caught by wicketkeeper Taniya Bhatia, giving India the breakthrough.
As many as 5 gamers made Take a look at debut for India, together with Verma, Sharma, Vastrakar, Rana and Bhatia, whereas for England Sophia Dunkley was the lone participant to earn a Take a look at cap.
The continued match is Indian girls staff’s first Take a look at outing in seven years. They final performed a Take a look at match approach again in November 2014 towards South Africa in Mysuru.
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