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August 5, 2021

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Sneh Rana secures thrilling draw for India with all-round show

Sneh Rana secures thrilling draw for India with all-round present | Cricket Information

Bristol: Debutants Sneh Rana and Taniya Bhatia shared an unbeaten 108-run stand for the ninth wicket to safe a memorable draw for India within the one-off girls’s Take a look at towards England in Bristol 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 annoyed the England bowlers with two essential partnerships down the order with Shikha Pandey and Bhatia (44 not out off 88) respectively. 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 sport. 
An excellent contest between England and India in Bristol ends in a draw!
Sneh Rana top-scores for India within the second innings with a match-saving 80* #ENGvIND scorecard: https://t.co/LBybzQLL9w pic.twitter.com/Yl0f8dsOxu
— ICC (@ICC) June 19, 2021
The 2 groups finally determined to shake palms after 121.2 overs.
Pressured to observe 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 palms 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. 
Commendable stuff to come back from behind to attract this match. Prime innings from Sneh Rana & Taniya Bhatia. Particular point out to Shafali, Deepti & remainder of the ladies for pulling this off. @bcciwomen #INDWvENGW pic.twitter.com/5OBYIWjAFt
— Veda Krishnamurthy (@vedakmurthy08) June 19, 2021
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.
Nonetheless, 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 a couple of hits to the fence — one off Ecclestone throughout the duvet 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. 
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England dealt two fast blows, dismissing skipper Mithali Raj (4) and Raut cheaply to depart 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 acquired out taking part in a slog sweep to grow to be 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 one of the best bowler, whereas Sciver took a few wickets.

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