One-off Test: Debutant Sneh Rana secures thrilling draw for India against England | Cricket News

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BRISTOL: Debutants Sneh Rana and Taniya Bhatia shared an unbeaten 104-run stand for the ninth wicket to safe a memorable draw for India within the one-off ladies’s Check in opposition to England on Saturday.
If Deepti Sharma produced a dogged resistance with a 168-ball 54 within the top-order, Rana top-scored with an unbeaten 80 off 154 balls and pissed off the England bowlers with two essential partnerships down the order with Shikha Pandey and Bhatia (44 not out off 88) respectively.
As it happened
The 27-year-old, who had taken 4 wickets within the first innings together with her off spin, had made a nationwide comeback with this recreation.
The 2 groups ultimately determined to shake arms after 121 overs.
Pressured to comply with on after being dismissed for 231 of their first innings, India resumed the ultimate day at 83 for one however misplaced gifted Shafali Verma (63) early.

Sharma then joined arms with Punam Raut (39) and added 72 runs to take India to 171 for 3 at lunch.
However the guests misplaced 4 fast wickets for 28 runs to stare down the barrel at one stage earlier than Rana and Pandey batted for nearly 17 overs to stem the rot as India took tea at 243 for 8 with 40 overs nonetheless remaining within the match.
After the break, Rana continued in the identical vein as she smashed 13 fours in her 154-ball innings to take India’s lead throughout the 150-mark.

Earlier, India opener Shafali (63) Verma might add simply eight extra runs to her in a single day rating as she was caught by Katherine Brunt off Ecclestone within the thirtieth over.
Smashed for a straight six within the first ball of the over, Ecclestone got here again to dismiss Verma within the final supply with Brunt taking a spectacular catch at long-on.
Sharma and Raut then confirmed nice resilience as India took a lead of six runs with seven wickets in hand at lunch.
Nevertheless, a sudden lapse of focus noticed Sharma go for a reckless slog off Ecclestone within the 58th over solely to tug the ball onto her leg-stump in what was the final ball earlier than lunch.
Sharma performed some good wanting photographs, which included a drive off Anya Shrubsole and a sweep shot.
Raut too had just a few hits to the fence — one off Ecclestone throughout the quilt area and the opposite being a back-foot punch via covers.
Sharma reached her fifty, taking a single off Natalie Sciver behind sq. within the fifty fifth over earlier than being dismissed on the stroke of lunch.
England dealt two fast blows, dismissing skipper Mithali Raj (4) and Raut cheaply to go away India at 175 for 5 after lunch.
Whereas Raj utterly misinterpret a Ecclestone supply solely to see it clip the bails off, Raut, who was wanting good until then, ended up giving a straight catch at sq. leg.
Pooja Vastrakar (12) then smashed three boundaries off Ecclestone within the 68th over earlier than being cleaned up by Heather Knight within the 71st over.
Vice-captain Harmanpreet Kaur, who had scored simply 4 within the first innings, too could not final lengthy within the center as she bought out taking part in a slog sweep to change into the fourth sufferer of Ecclestone.
Pandey and Rana then hit eight boundaries between them earlier than the previous was caught behind off Nat Sciver’s bowling within the 91st over.
For England, Sophie Ecclestone (4/118) was the perfect bowler, whereas Sciver took a few wickets.

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