Sneh Rana became the first player from the Indian women’s cricket team to score a 50 and take a 4-wicket haul on Test debut in the ongoing fourth day of the match against England. Rana’s 9th wicket partnership with Taniya Bhatia has taken India to a fighting total from being forced to follow on.
Washington Sundar and Amar Singh are the two other Indians with this all-round feat in Test cricket. In women’s cricket, this feat has been done four times, this being the first time by an Indian player.
Sneh Rana, coming in to bat at No.8, has stitched together a partnership with Bhatia to take India’s lead past 150. Rana is following up a 4-wicket haul from the England first innings.
She was one of the five debutants named in the Indian Test XI before this match. Along with Shafali Verma and Deepti Sharma, Sneh Rana has made the England Test a debut to remember.
— BCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) June 17, 2021
Sneh Rana was seen batting without a sponsor logo during her match-saving knock.
India, bowled out for 231 in their first innings in reply to England’s 396, suffered a middle order collapse in their second innings too, before a 9th wicket partnership rescued them. The lead crossed 150 in the last hour of Day 4.
(More to follow…)