All-rounder Sneh Rana became the first India Women player to score a fifty and take a four-wicket haul on Test debut as India Women held England Women to a draw in the one-off Test. Sneh, coming in to bat at number eight, stitched together a partnership with Taniya Bhatia to take India’s lead past 150 in last hour of match.
SHAFALI VERMA THE PLAYER OF THE MATCH FOR HER KNOCKS OF 95 AND 63, expressed
Thanks to our team for supporting me in my journey. I was just thinking to play to my strengths, and with confidence, and according to my cricket, that’s it. (Seniors) are always giving my experience and they compliment me before going out to bat. That’s so much for me. I was so disappointed (to miss the hundred). I just want to be a good cricketer for my side.
Debutant Sneh Rana: So proud to have a partnership between us, with Taniya, Harman and Shikha Pandey, most importantly at that time.
On the mentality during the game: I just thought stick to your basics, and play according to that ball, that’s it. One loose ball, and I made it to the boundary, that’s it. It’s an emotional moment for me, being picked by an India team after five long years. That’s an emotional and really proud moment for me.