The Indian women’s team managed to draw their one-off Test match against England Women at County Ground in Bristol. Although the women’s team had to play on a used pitch, they put up a good show. The fans enjoyed the 4 day game between the India and England women teams.
After enforcing a follow-on, the English women team was expected to win. But an outstanding batting performance from the Indian side ensured that no clear winner could get decided. The match was thereby declared a draw.
The batting performance of the Indian women’s team was brilliant. But the bowling unit failed to impress and gave away 396 runs to the England women team. But some good performance of Indian women bowlers are as follow
Jhulan Goswami: 6/10
The Indian women’s pace attack was lead by Jhulan Goswami in the Test against England. She was expected to make a big impact in the game as she has the experience of playing multiple Test matches.
But Jhulan Goswami just bowled an economical spell and took one wicket for 58 runs in 21 overs. She also bowled three maiden overs. Fans expected her to take a few more wickets because she was the most experienced bowler on the team.
Sneh Rana: 8/10
In the one-off Test match, Sneh Rana was the most successful bowler for the Indian women’s team. She took the wickets of Anya Shrubsole, Georgia Elwiss, Amy Jones, and Tammy Beaumont.
Although it was Rana's first Test match, her performance was brilliant throughout the Test. But there is still room for improvement as she gave away 131 runs in the first innings of her 39.2 overs spell.
Deepti Sharma: 9/10
Although Deepti Sharma picked up 1 less wicket than Sneh Rana, she made more impact. Sharma successfully picked up the wickets of dangerous duo Natalie Sciver and Heather Knight. She trapped both batswomen in front of their stumps.
Deepti’s third wicket of the game was of Sophie Ecclestone. The right-arm spinner bowled at a low rate of 2.4 runs per over and increased the pressure on England women. She gave away fewer runs and took important wickets during her bowling spell.