Deepti Sharma played a pivotal role in India’s triumph over England, securing a remarkable victory by 347 runs, marking the largest-ever win in women’s Test cricket. On the third day, India dismissed England for 131, clinching their maiden home Test victory against the English women’s team. Opting to bat first on a favorable pitch, India’s batsmen made significant contributions on the opening day, pushing the team’s total beyond 400. Although no centuries were recorded, there were two substantial century partnerships. England Women faced challenges against the Indian bowlers, particularly Deepti Sharma, who delivered an exceptional performance and claimed a five-wicket haul. Thanks to her outstanding display, India established a commanding 292-run lead. Despite the option to enforce the follow-on, Harmanpreet Kaur decided against it. Instead, on Day 2, India Women added crucial runs, ultimately setting a formidable target of 479 for England.
Much like their performance in the initial innings, the England batters exhibited minimal tenacity in the second innings. Pooja Vastrakar secured three wickets, while Deepti Sharma achieved a four-wicket feat, leaving the English batters in a state of perplexity. Deepti not only showcased prowess with the ball but also made a substantial contribution with the bat, amassing 87 runs. Her exceptional all-around display featured a total of 9 wickets in the match. The Indian team is celebrating the triumph, capturing moments in photographs on the periphery of the field.
INDW vs ENGW – India Women Hammers England Women
Congratulations #TeamIndia 🇮🇳
What an epic win in the Test match against England! A true team performance that saw collective effort.
— Jay Shah (@JayShah) December 16, 2023