England ended day two on above with five wickets in the final session despite a solid opening level for the Indian openers. The visitors went at 187/5. to stumps with Harmanpreet Kaur and Deepti Sharma unbeaten on four and zero respectively.
India was right on track to register a mammoth total but England struck too late to die driver place, there die Visitors have lost four wickets in last half one hour. Punam Raut, Skipper Mithali Raj, and Shikha Pandey all went cheap as India wobbled just before closing of Days play.
Previously, England, which resumed overnight 269/6, had suffered a brief jolt when Jhulan Goswami fired Katherine Brunt. But Sophia Dunkley hit a fifty on exam debut when England scored its goals highest total against India.
The visitors declared on 396/9 and reported their sixthhighest total in all women’s tests. Mandhana and Shafali then got India off to a great start when the duo scored 63 points runs together without losing one wicket before tea. In the third session, Mandhana and Shafali continued their good form and first brought up die 100-run stood and then registered India Women’s highest Opening booth in Exams.
The duo existed die 153-run Partnership between Gargi Banerji and Sandhya Agarwal against Australia in Mumbai in 1984. However, Shafali fell at four runs short of a test century and you wicket triggered a breakdown. India collapsed from 167/0 to 183/5 before second Days play completed.
Brief Results: England Women: 396/9 declared (Heather Knight 95, Sophia Dunkley 74, Sneh Rana 4-131) vs India women: 187/5 (Smriti Mandhana 78, Shafali Verma 96; Heather Knight 2-1)
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