Twitter Reacts As Sneh Rana And Taniya Bhatia Steer India To A Remarkable Draw In Bristol
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Twitter Reacts As Sneh Rana And Taniya Bhatia Steer India To A Remarkable Draw In Bristol

Sneh Rana and Taniya Bhatiya. (Credits: Twitter)

The Indian women’s team held out for a draw against England in a historic Test in Bristol as they produced an outstanding rearguard. The Indian women’s outfit had found themselves under immense pressure after conceding more than a 100-run lead following a confident start in the first innings. Yet, Sneh Rana, the debutant, ensured the visitors escaped with a draw.

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Sneh Rana was the pick of the bowlers in the first innings as England managed 396 in the first innings, headlined by half-centuries from Tammy Beaumont, Heather Knight, and Sofia Dunkley. Rana had triggered a collapse from a comfortable position on the opening day by picking up three wickets. The last batter she dismissed was Anya Shrubsole, the number eleven, who scored a quickfire 47 runs off 33 balls.

Twitter Reacts As Sneh Rana And Taniya Bhatia Steer India To A Remarkable Draw In Bristol
England women’s team. (Credits: Twitter)

After a mammoth 167-run opening stand between Shafali Verma and Smriti Mandhana, the visitors collapsed for a paltry 231. After Verma and Mandhana, only Deepti Sharma and Pooja Vastrakar reached double figures. Sophie Ecclestone took four wickets to star in India’s first innings. England chose to enforce the follow-on, forcing India to bat again. After scoring 96 in the first innings, Shafali made 63 to square off an outstanding debut. Nevertheless, Mithali Raj endured a forgettable match, making two single-figure scores.

Shafali Verma
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Deepti Sharma and Punam Raut also made crucial contributions; however, more than that, the duo face a staggering 272 deliveries between them. Ecclestone snared four more wickets in the second innings; however, she could not stop Rana from steering her team to a stalemate. Rana finished 80 not out from 154 balls, while Taniya Bhatia ended unbeaten on 44, lasting 121 overs to produce a famous draw.

Below is how Twitter reacted to India women’s team’s remarkable blockathon: