Deepti Sharma
Deepti Sharma (Image Credit: Twitter)

India women’s all-rounder Deepti Sharma was given the honour to ring the bell at the Lord’s Cricket Ground on Sunday ahead of the start of Day 4’s play in the ongoing Test between India and England.

The customary ringing of the bell before play on each day a Lord’s Test, by a player or an administrator, is a tradition that began in 2007 and has been followed since then. Former wicketkeeper-batsman Farokh Engineer rang the bell on Day 3.

“TeamIndia of India all-rounder @Deepti_Sharma06 rung the bell at Lord’s Stadium before the start of play on Day 4,” the BCCI tweeted.
Deepti Sharma is in England to participate in The Hundred tournament. She is playing for London Spirit. In 7 matches so far, the left-handed batsman 77 runs and picked up 8 wickets.
Deepti Sharma
Deepti Sharma. (Credits: Twitter)
Born in Agra, Deepti Sharma is a crucial member of India’s women team. She has aggregated 1541 runs in ODIs at 37.58 and snapped 68 wickets at 29.22. In T20Is, she averages 20.43 with the bat 21.26 with the ball in 54 games. She made 83 runs and picked 3 wickets in her debut Test earlier this year against England.

England at top at Lunch on Day 4:

England have India in deep waters at Lunch on Day 4 as KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, and Virat Kohli have been sent back to the dressing room with the score reading 56/3 – which is effectively 29/3 as England had gained a lead of 27 runs in the first innings.

Mark Wood accounted for the openers. KL Rahul was dismissed with a peach of a delivery in the channel; Rohit Sharma got out playing his favoured pull shot, caught in the deep, a couple of balls after he had smacked a six off a similar pull shot.

Virat Kohli, Virat Kohli Lord's
Virat Kohli scored 20 in the 2nd innings of the Lord’s test. (Photo: Twitter)

But the big blow came in form of the Indian skipper, who once again outside edged a delivery outside the off-stump. Sam Curran, who hasn’t had any significant impact in the series so far, angled the ball across Kohli, who went chasing with a poke and edged it to the wicketkeeper.

Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane – the duo who has struggled for comfort so far in the series – will walk in for the second session.

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