A sensational unbeaten 104-run ninth-wicket stand between Sneh Rana and Taniya Bhatia forced England Women to shake hands on Day 4 of their one-off Test as India Women snatched a draw from the jaws defeat at County Ground, Bristol Saturday. But the 'hero' of the match was 17-year-old Shafali Verma, who hit 96 runs in the first innings and 63 in the second essay. The young opener was deservedly declared the player of the match. Well, Rana was also India's bowling star. She claimed four wickets. England won the toss and opted to bat first on the used pitched, for which England cricket board got the rebuke. But the hosts, riding on skipper Heather Knick's 95 and fifties from Tammy Beaumont and Sophia Dunkley post 396/ 9 before the declaration. India were then dismissed for 231 despite a 167-run opening stand with Smriti Mandhana scoring 78. Sophie Ecclestone claimed four Indian wickets. Then, following-on, India reached 344/8. Catch highlights and cricket scores here:
10:48 PM IST: No Result! Teams shook hands.
8:45 IST: Tea! India women are fighting hard to set a defendable target for England Women. They were 248/3 in 93 overs. Lead was 78 runs.
5:44 PM IST: Lunch! Deepti Sharma's vigil came to an end and break. She made 54 off 168. India Women 171/3 in 57.5 overs. They now lead England Women by six runs.
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