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England spinner Sophie Eccleston makes a successful LBW appeal against Harmanpreet Kaur.
The Indian women’s team has been forced to follow-on in the only test match against England. In reply to England’s score of 396/9 (declared), India’s first innings was reduced to 231 runs. England got a lead of 165 runs. Women’s Test match is of four days so follow-on can be given on a 150+ run lead.
Weak start in the second innings as well
Playing follow-on, India did not start well in the second innings as well. Smriti Mandhana, who scored a half-century in the first innings, was dismissed by Katherine Burnt for just 8 runs. By lunch, India’s score was 29 for 1 wicket.
Harmanpreet Kaur of India returns to the pavilion after getting out.
10 wickets fell in making 64 runs
17-year-old young batsman Shefali Verma (96), who played the first Test, gave India a strong start by sharing a record 167 runs for the first wicket with Smriti Mandhana (78). India’s innings was shattered after Shefali’s dismissal. By the end of the second day, India’s score was 187/5. On the third day, the team was reduced to 231 runs. That is, India lost 10 wickets in making the last 64 runs. Left arm spinner Sophie Eccleston took the highest 4 wickets for England.
Team is playing Test after 7 years
India’s women’s team is playing test match after almost 7 years. Prior to this, the last Test match of the Indian team was against South Africa in November 2014. India won that match by an innings and 34 runs.