India's return to Test cricket after over a six-year gap produced a compelling draw against England in Bristol. The visitors, asked to follow on, avoided defeat in a match where debutants played starring roles.
Such a brilliant test match between England and India.— Alexandra Hartley (@AlexHartley93) June 19, 2021
India batting throughout day 4 to get the draw.
Without a doubt the most entertaining women's test match i've seen. Was a pleasure to be able to work on it.
Onto the white ball series we go @bbctms #ENGvIND #bbccricket
Discussion points a plenty from the #ENGvIND test match but the enjoyment factor for me was seeing some debutants perform superbly @TheShafaliVerma @dunkleysophia @SnehRana15 taking to test match cricket beautifully. Great test, bring on the ODI's. #TestMatch #Cricket pic.twitter.com/668vZiz6w3— Mel Jones (@meljones_33) June 19, 2021
India, who were bowled out for 231 after England declared their first innings on 396 for 9, made 344 for 8 in their second innings before play was called off on day four.
Commendable stuff to come from behind to draw this match. Top innings from Sneh Rana & Taniya Bhatia. Special mention to Shafali, Deepti & rest of the girls for pulling this off. @bcciwomen #INDWvENGW pic.twitter.com/5OBYIWjAFt— Veda Krishnamurthy (@vedakmurthy08) June 19, 2021
A brilliant effort by the Indian girls to save the test match. Absolutely loved the resilience shown by Sneh Rana and earlier by Deepti Sharma. Shafali Verma certainly has a bright future ahead of her. Well done @BCCIWomen , this is one to remember for a long time. pic.twitter.com/CNQY5HyGXk— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) June 19, 2021
Take a bow @BCCIWomen that was a phenomenal performance!! This draw is no less than a win. That partnership from Sneh Rana and Taniya Bhatia showed the character of this team. Well done#ENGWvINDW pic.twitter.com/X1icjz4Oju— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) June 19, 2021
Shafali Verma, making her debut at the age of 17, became the youngest to make two 50+ scores in a women's Test.
Shafali Verma is a. So excited to see her in the Hundred. For now though - love test cricket #ENGvIND— Isa Guha (@isaguha) June 19, 2021
Player of the Match is @TheShafaliVerma at the age of 17 on debut.. Congratulations Shafali.. We may see her doing in women's cricket what Viv Richards did from the 70s to 90s..— WV Raman (@wvraman) June 20, 2021
Another debutant, Sneh Rana, came up with a match-saving 80* after taking a four-for in her 39.2 overs in England's innings. She added an unbeaten century stand with fellow debutant Taniya Bhatia, who scored 44*.
A story overcoming adversities with courage and determination.— Venkatesh Prasad (@venkateshprasad) June 19, 2021
Sneh Rana's father underwent various sacrifices to ensure she could practice, she lost her him days before selection in the test team , and today she has saved the test match for India. Hats off. #INDWvsENGW pic.twitter.com/94KSAqOsQX