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Deepti Sharma shines, India beats England by 347 runs, big win in Test

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India vs England: In a stunning display of dominance, India clinched a resounding 347-run victory over England in the one-off women’s Test held on December 16, 2023. The match showcased exceptional performances, with Deepti Sharma emerging as the star bowler, wreaking havoc with her outstanding figures of 9/39.

Match Highlights:

  1. First Innings Brilliance: India set the stage for victory by posting a substantial 428 in the first innings. The Indian bowlers then showcased their prowess by bundling out England for a mere 136 runs.
  2. Strategic Decision: Opting not to enforce the follow-on, India batted once again, eventually declaring their second innings at 186 for 6. This decision set an imposing target of 479 for England.
  3. Bowling Masterclass: The Indian bowlers delivered a masterclass, dismissing England for 131 in their second innings during the first session of the third day. Deepti Sharma, who had already claimed five wickets in the first innings, continued her stellar performance with figures of 4/32 in the second essay.

Individual Brilliance: Deepti Sharma’s Heroics:

Deepti Sharma’s exceptional all-round performance played a pivotal role in India’s triumph. After taking five wickets in the first innings, she continued to torment the English batswomen, securing four more wickets in the second innings. Sharma’s match figures of 9/39 underlined her prowess with the ball.

Brief Scores:

India posted scores of 428 and declared at 186 for 6 in 42 overs.

England managed 136 and, in their second innings, were all out for 131 in 27.3 overs. Heather Knight scored 21 runs, while Deepti Sharma took 4 wickets for 32 runs, and Pooja Vastrakar contributed with 3 wickets for 23 runs.

Result: India won by 347 runs.

India’s commanding victory over England showcased not only the team’s collective brilliance but also the standout performance of Deepti Sharma. With her stellar figures of 9/39, Sharma played a defining role in India’s triumph, underlining the team’s dominance in the one-off women’s Test. This resounding win is a testament to India’s cricketing prowess and the exceptional skills displayed by its players on the field.**

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