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Thatscricket - Women's - News - England women force draw in second Test vs India

Published: Sunday, August 18, 2002, 20:12 [IST]
 
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London: After conceding a first innings lead of 134 runs, England women hung on grimly to salvage a draw in the second Test against India at Taunton on Saturday. [an error occurred while processing this directive]At close on the fourth and final day, England had made 198 for six with its skipper Clare Connor unbeaten on a resolute 46. The first Test of the series had also ended in a draw.The highlight of the match was the world-record score of 214 by the 19-year old Indian vice-captain, Mithali Raj, in only her third Test innings. Mithali's monumental score was only the fifth double century in the history of women's Test cricket and it bettered Australian K L Rolton's unbeaten 209 scored against England at Leeds last year Incidentally all the five double centuries have been scored against England.But once her 10-hour vigil at the crease came to an end early on Saturday, England ripped through the rest of the Indian innings. England used nine bowlers, the most successful of whom was Nicki Shaw who took 3 for 74 from 27 overs. PTI

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Unbeaten Mithali gets highest Test score
India's pride: Mithali first to get Test double century
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