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IND-W vs ENG-W, One-off Test: All-Rounder Deepti Sharma Becomes Second Indian To Score 50 Runs And Scalp Five Wickets

Deepti Sharma turned up in style in the one-off Test match against England as she scalped a fifer and also scored a fifty to become the 2nd Indian women's player to achieve the feat

India's Deepti Sharma (left) celebrates a wicket with Jemimah Rodrigues
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During the 2nd day of the one-off Test match between India women's cricket team and their English counterparts, all-rounder Deepti Sharma became only the second Indian woman to pick five wickets and score a fifty in a Test match at Dr DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai. (More Cricket News)

India posted a massive 429 runs in their first innings after electing to bat first. Indian batters scored fifties including Deepti's 113-ball 67. Moreover, the hosts pulled things in their favour as they bundled out Heather Knight's England for a paltry 136, handing a massive lead of 292 runs. Deepti turned up with the ball as well as she scalped 5/7 in England's first innings.

The only other instance wherein a India women's player achieved this feat was way back in 1985, by Shubangi Kulkarni. She scored 79 with the bat and picked up 6/99 in a drawn Test match against New Zealand.

India women's team lost the T20I series 2-1 to England in Mumbai and are currently in action in the one-off Test match. Once the English series concludes, Harmanpreet Kaur and the girls will turn their attention to Australia starting from December 21.

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