India Vs England Women’s Test: In a historic encounter, India claimed a resounding victory over England, marking their first Test win against the visitors on Indian soil. The match witnessed an emphatic display by the Indian team, culminating in a staggering 347-run triumph, shattering records and making history in women’s Test cricket.
The Test concluded in just two and a half days, with England’s second innings collapsing within an extended session. While England’s skipper, Heather Knight, attributed the challenging conditions to the defeat, rash shot selections compounded their woes as panic crept through their batting lineup.
India’s dominance was exemplified by their swift dismissal of England for 131 runs in 27.3 overs, with Dean top-scoring with 20. This victory not only marked India’s maiden Test win against England but also stands as the most significant win in the annals of women’s Test cricket.
Harmanpreet Kaur, celebrating her first Test win as captain, lauded the team’s collective effort, emphasizing the critical first 40 minutes of play as pivotal to their success.
Harmanpreet Kaur, Deepti Sharma Shines
The celebration was not just about the Test win but also the recognition of exceptional individual performances. Deepti Sharma’s stellar all-round display, contributing 9 wickets and 87 runs, earned her multiple accolades, highlighting her instrumental role in India’s triumph.
Coach Amol Muzumdar, beaming with pride, commended the team’s preparation and dedication, emphasizing the significance of the win for Indian cricket. He praised the newcomers, acknowledging their exposure to the challenges of Test cricket against a formidable opponent like England.
Looking ahead, India braces for another Test challenge against Australia in a mere four days, a rare occurrence in women’s cricket. The rapid succession of Test matches presents an unprecedented opportunity for the Indian team to further solidify their prowess on the global stage.