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Sneh Rana scripts record by bagging 10 wickets in Test cricket

Indian Women cricketer Sneh Rana becomes the first Indian female spinner to take a 10-wicket haul in Test cricket. Sneh Rana achieved this feat during the one-off test against South Africa played in Chennai.

Sneh Rana’s 10-wicket haul played a crucial role in India’s ten-wicket victory against South Africa. Sneh Rana’s eight-fer in the first inning helped her to achieve this feat. With her 8 wickets in the first inning, Sneh becomes the second Indian Women bowler to bag an eight-wicket haul in a Test match.

Apart from bowling, Indian Women also shined in the batting department. Indian opening batters Shafali Verma and Smriti Mandhana made an impressive 292 opening stand in 1st inning and laid a strong foundation.

With a historic opening partnership, India scored 603 for three wickets loss and declared the game.

Speaking of the game, India women won the toss and opted to bat first where their regular opening duo, Smriti Mandhana and Shafali Verma opened the inning.

The duo made an aggressive approach towards the South African women since the beginning of the game. With individual fifties from Smriti Mandhana and Shafali, India scored 130 runs without losing a wicket before lunch interval.

With the impressive knock, Smriti Mandhana becomes the ninth Indian Woman to score 500 Test runs. Laura Wolvaardt and Co. are left clueless against these aggressive batters and seek loopholes to break the partnership.

Post the lunch break, the Proteas Women were expected to break the long-standing partnership but failed abruptly as the duo continued to dominate the visitors with their aggressive knock.

During the process, Shafali secured her maiden Test century while Mandhana bagged her second Test century. And moreover, Smriti Mandhana surpassed her previous best of 127 which she scored against Australia in 2021.

The duo surpassed the 250 runs mark without losing a wicket and threatened the opponents with their aggressive knocks. Delmi Tucker finally broke the partnership by dismissing Smriti Mandhana for 149 runs while India stands at 292.

After securing her maiden Test double century, Shafali Verma lost his wicket via run-out dismissal for 205 runs. With an impressive contribution from the middle-order batters, India Women declared the inning after scoring 603 runs for 6-wicket loss.

While chasing the mammoth 600-plus runs target, South African women made a struggling start by adding just 33 runs for the first wicket. Sneh Rana made the first breakthrough by dismissing Wolvaardt for 20 runs.

Following her dismissal, the visitors made a 63-run stand for the next wicket. While the partnership started to move into a threatening zone, Sneh Rana strikes back and dismissed Anneke Bosch for 39 runs.

These two wickets were expected to make a collapse in the South African batting lineup but Sune Luus and Marizanne Kapp took things in another way. The duo continued to dominate the Indian bowlers and added 93 runs for the next wicket.

While the game was on the verge of slipping away from India, Deepti Sharma dismissed Sune Luus for 65 and pulled India back into the game. Following the breakthrough, Sneh Rana took charge of clearing the South African middle and lower-order batters.

Without much contribution from the South African lower-order batters, the visitors ended up scoring 266 runs after losing all their 10 wickets. Nadine de Klerk’s 39 remained the best score among South Africa’s middle and lower-order batters.

During the process, Sneh Rana becomes the second Indian Woman to bag 8 wickets in an innings of the test match. After containing the visitors for 266, India enforced the follow-on and even bagged a wicket before the lunch break.

At the lunch break of Day 3, South Africa scored 29 runs for a wicket loss while they were trailed by 308 runs. Wolvaardt and Sune Luus held the stands and added 190 runs partnership and pushed the team’s score beyond 200 runs mark.

Harmanpreet Kaur broke the partnership by dismissing Sune Luus for 109 and brought India back into the game. Though Sune Luus lost her wicket, SA captain Wolvaardt on the other end poses a threat with her century.

While Wolvaardt and Luus were expected to build another match-changing partnership, Deepti Sharma dismissed Marizanne Kapp for 31 and scattered the dreams. Soon after her dismissal, South African Women’ started losing wickets at regular intervals.

Wolvaardt’s dismissal for 122 turned out to be the key wicket for India’s success. Nadine de Klerk made a stand and pushed the team’s score to surpass India’s 603 and took the lead by 37 runs.

Gayakwad finally bowled out Nadine de Klerk for 61 and ended South Africa’s second inning for 373. With 37 needed for the victory, Shubha Satheesh and Shafali Verma scored 13 and 24 runs respectively and clinched 10 wickets victory in the one-off test match against South Africa.

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