Women's Test - England vs India

Recent Match Report – ENG Women vs IND Women Only Test 2021


The final session on day three was washed out after Sophie Ecclestone’s four-for gave the hosts a 165-run first-innings lead

India 83 for 1 (Verma 55*, Sharma 18*) and 231 (Verma 96, Mandhana 78, Ecclestone 4-88, Knight 2-7) trail England 396 for 9 dec. (Knight 95, Dunkley 74*, Beaumont 66, Rana 4-131, Sharma 3-65) by 82 runs

A second half-century in as many innings from teenager Shafali Verma kept India clinging on during a rain-interrupted third day of their one-off Test against England in Bristol.
Early tea was taken when the rain that had threatened throughout to set in eventually did and play was abandoned for the day at 5.30pm local time. India, following on, were 83 for 1 in their second innings, a deficit of 82 runs. Verma remained unbeaten on 55 and Deepti Sharma was not out on 18.

Verma, the 17-year-old debutant who had fallen just four runs shy of a century in the first innings, showed impeccable timing in racking up 20 runs – all in boundaries – from just 14 balls to the lunch break. She nailed fours through midwicket and mid-off before two exquisitely effortless drives pierced the covers, and she clipped her fifth neatly off the pads to the leg side. She carried on in a similar vein after the break, threading three more boundaries through the off side.

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