The England women’s cricket team is currently on tour in India. In the beginning, they won the T20I series against India 2-1. However, something historic happened in the only Test match between India Women and England Women. Women in Blue beat England Women by the biggest margin in women’s Test history.
In the only Test match that started on December 14, the Blue Brigades won the toss and chose to bat. The Indian top order delivered outstanding performances in the first innings. Satheesh Shubha scored 69 runs, captain Harmanpreet Kaur scored 49, Yastika Bhatia made 66 and Deepti Sharma contributed 67 runs. They set a massive target of 429 runs for England in the first innings.
In response, England struggled against Deepti Sharma’s bowling, getting bowled out for just 136 runs. Deepti Sharma took 5 crucial wickets for 7 runs in 5.3 overs. In the second innings, Indian women continued their excellent form, with Captain Harmanpreet Kaur’s unbeaten 44 leading to a declaration at 186 runs with 6 wickets lost.
Coming to bat in the second innings, the England women’s team again faced a batting disaster. In this inning, Deepti Sharma was on fire with the ball. He took 4 important wickets in just 8 overs. As a result, England were bowled out for just 131 runs in their second innings. With this, the Indian women’s team won by a historic 347 runs, the biggest margin in the history of women’s test cricket. Deepti Sharma won the ‘Player of the Match’ award with an outstanding performance.