The India cricket team, led by Harmanpreet Kaur, achieved a historic victory as they dominated England, winning by a massive 347 runs in the one-off Test at the Dr DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai. This win marks India’s first-ever Test victory against England on home soil.
India declared their second innings after scoring 186 runs for the loss of six wickets, setting a daunting target of 479 runs for the tourists to chase down.
England’s batting order crumbled, and they were all out for a mere 131 runs. Deepti Sharma claimed 4/32 in the second innings and finished with match-winning figures of 9/38, also contributing 67 runs in the first innings. She was awarded the Player of the Match (POTM).
Pooja Vastrakar and Rajeshwari Gayakwad also showcased their impressive bowling skills in the second innings, with Pooja taking three wickets and Rajeshwari taking two.
Apart from a few exceptional performances, England had little to boast about in the match. Nat Sciver-Brunt was the only player to score a fifty for England, while Charlie Dean’s four-wicket haul in India’s second innings helped control their run rate.
This victory will undoubtedly boost India’s morale as they gear up for another Test match on home turf, starting December 21 against Australia at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.