[Watch] Sneh Rana’s double-strike puts India in driver’s seat in one-off Test against Australia

Indian off-spinner Sneh Rana, in a span of a few deliveries, ensured that the hosts had stranglehold on Australia in the one-off Test on the Wankhede Stadium on Day 4 on Sunday, December 24.

Pooja Vastrakar had already set the tone for the day with the wicket of Ash Gardner. However, it was Sneh Rana who broke the again of any potential rearguard motion from the Aussies by choosing wickets of Annabel Sutherland and Alana King on back-to-back deliveries.

Sutherland tried to comb a supply which pitched and bounced a bit greater than she anticipated. The ball took a deflection off her gloves earlier than safely settling into the gloves of the wicketkeeper Yastika Bhatia.

While Annabel Sutherland was adjudged not out on the sector, the Indians had been assured that that they had the scalp and DRS proved it proper, displaying three reds. On the very subsequent supply, Sneh Rana shocked Alana King with a yorker. While the leg-spinner tried to maintain it out, the ball may solely trickle again to right here stumps off the underside of her bat.

Here is the video of each dismissals:


Sneh Rana’s strikes assured India of a small goal

The strikes of Ash Gardner and Annabel Sutherland ended the hopes of the Aussies posting a potent rating in the second innings. They may simply set a goal of 75 runs and wanted a miraculous begin to make issues fascinating.

While the guests did strike with the wicket of Shafali Verma in the primary over, skipper Alyssa Healy in all probability missed a trick by not introducing Jess Jonassen straightaway. Given the form of chew and switch Rajeshwari Gayakwad acquired from the tough exterior the left-handers’ off-stump, pitting Jonassen against Smriti Mandhana may have been a fantastic transfer.

However, each Mandhana and Richa Ghosh will resume their innings after lunch with India at 29/1 and wish simply 46 extra runs to finish their first-ever win against Australia in Tests.

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