RATING THE INDIA WOMEN BATTERS IN THE ONE-OFF TEST AGAINST ENGLAND WOMEN 

Shafali Verma (9.5/10)

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Shafali Verma won the Player of the Match award on her Test debut. The 17-year-old created a new record for the most sixes by a batter (3) in women's Test cricket history. She missed out on her maiden Test ton by 4 runs in the first innings, and followed it up with 63 runs in the second.

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Smriti Mandhana (8/10)

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In the first innings, Smriti Mandhana became part of the highest opening partnership in Indian women's Test cricket history. She scored 78 runs from 155 balls and supported Shafali Verma brilliantly. However, in the second innings, Smriti Mandhana got out before touching double digits.

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Punam Raut (5/10)

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Unlike Shafali Verma and Smriti Mandhana, Punam Raut looked to play a little more defensively. She managed only 2 runs off 31 balls in the first innings, but Raut scored 39 runs in the second innings. The 31-year-old batter will look to score big the next time India Women play a Test match.

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Mithali Raj (3/10)

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Fans expected skipper Mithali Raj to lead India Women from the front. Unfortunately, she could aggregate only 6 runs in the two innings. The team needed a big knock from her to capitalize on the brilliant opening stand in the first innings, but Raj lost her wicket to Sophie Ecclestone.

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Harmanpreet Kaur (3/10)

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Harmanpreet Kaur could not make her presence felt in the batting department during the Test against England Women. She scored 12 runs in two innings. While she trapped in front of her stumps by Ecclestone in the first innings, Kaur handed a catch to Amy Jones in the second.

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Taniya Bhatia (6/10)

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Wicket-keeper Taniya Bhatia got out for a duck in the first innings. However, she had an important 104-run partnership with Sneh Rana for the ninth wicket in the second innings. Bhatia remained not out on 44 runs off 88 deliveries as she helped India Women save the Test.

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Shikha Pandey (4/10)

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All-rounder Shikha Pandey failed to open her account in the first innings. But she improved her batting in the second innings and scored 18 runs from 50 balls. Most importantly, Shikha had a 41-run partnership with Sneh Rana that helped India Women extend their lead.

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Sneh Rana (8/10)

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Not many expected bowling all-rounder, Sneh Rana, to perform as impressively with the bat as she did. Rana, making her Test debut, remained not out on 80 off 154 balls in the second innings. Debutant Sneh Rana played a pivotal role in denying England Women a victory.

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Deepti Sharma (8/10)

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Deepti Sharma was another top performer for India Women. She was the last woman standing on 29 not out in the first innings. She was promoted to No.3 in the second innings, and impressed, scoring 54 runs. Her 168-ball knock helped India Women draw the one-off Test match.

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