Second time in 88 years! Indian women’s cricket team rarely achieves the feat


Second time in 88 years!  Indian Womens Cricket Team achieves rare feat

Indian women’s cricket team achieves a rare feat against England© X (formerly Twitter)

The first day of the one-off Test against England became memorable for Indian cricket, especially women’s cricket, as the team entered the record books and became the second team to score over 400 runs in a single day. They joined England, who had done the record way back in 1935. India’s score of 410/7 at stumps came on the back of brilliant half-centuries by four players and three big partnerships. India were 410/7 at the end of today’s play with Deepti Sharma (60) and Pooja Vastrakar (4) unbeaten in the field. With a superb batting display, India also topped their previous highest total at home. The team moved past the previous record of 400/9 against South Africa in 2014.

India resumed the day’s final session on 261/4 with Harmanpreet Kaur and Yastika Bhatia unbeaten on 25 (41 balls) and 15(18) respectively. While Kaur remained solid, Yastika delivered some spectacular drives to see India cross the 300-run barrier with the loss of four wickets at the end of 62 overs.

Yastika scored a superb fifty in the last session but India’s momentum was halted by the quick wickets of Harmanpreet and Yastika.

Deepti Sharma and Sneh Rana’s tenacious partnership baffled the English bowlers as they scored over 90 runs together. Rana’s innings soon ended when she was bowled by Nat Sciver-Brunt. India took 94 overs to score 410 runs on the first day.

It was the first time in 88 years that a women’s test team scored more than 400 runs in a single day. The overall record is held by England, who scored 431 runs against New Zealand in 1935 at Lancaster Park in Christchurch.

India were 226/4 in 46 overs at Tea with Harmanpreet and Yastika unbeaten on 25(41) and 15(18) respectively.

Jemimah Rodrigues and Shubha Satheesh stitched a 115-run partnership to steer the Indian innings. Sophie Ecclestone got the decisive breakthrough by dismissing Satheesh who was on 69 (76 balls).

At lunch, India were 136/2 in 27 overs with Jemimah and Shubha unbeaten in the field with scores of 37(63) and 55(57) respectively.

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