India (W) vs England (W) Only Test 2023/24: A Comprehensive Match Report

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The second day’s play in Navi Mumbai saw India continue to dominate England, bowling them out for just 136 in reply to their first-innings total of 428. Deepti Sharma was the standout player, finishing with stunning figures of 5 for 7, her maiden five-for. Despite a massive lead of 292, India did not enforce the follow-on and finished the second day on 186 for 6.

England had a decent start at lunch, reaching 67 for 2, but soon collapsed, primarily led by Nat Sciver-Brunt. However, India returned with renewed aggression after lunch, and Deepti continued to wreak havoc on England’s batting lineup, causing their last seven wickets to fall in just 10.2 overs to spin.

India finished the day with a lead of 478 runs, with two days still left in the game. The first-innings top-scorer, debutant Satheesh Shubha, may not bat due to a hairline fracture on her left hand.

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