Deepti Sharma emerged as England’s tormentor once more, weaving an extraordinary spell that saw her claiming five wickets for a mere seven runs. This outstanding performance led to the visitors being bundled out for 136 in the one-off test match in Navi Mumbai.
With this, Deepti Sharma has now joined an exclusive club, becoming the second Indian batter to achieve a fifty and a five-for in a women’s Test match. Shubhangi Kulkarni was the first, achieving this rare feat in 1985 against New Zealand.
The star all-rounder, who added 67 runs to India’s first innings total of 428, dismantled England’s middle and lower order, orchestrating a dramatic collapse from 126-5 and granting Harmanpreet Kaur’s side a commanding 292-run lead.
The one-off Test match is certainly going towards a draw.