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[Watch] Deepti Sharma, Sneh Rana's Quick Strikes Rattle SAW On Day 4


Marizanne Kapp & Delmi Tucker were dismissed early on Day 4 (x.com)Marizanne Kapp & Delmi Tucker were dismissed early on Day 4 (x.com)

India Women made early inroads on Day 4 of the ongoing one-off Test against South Africa Women at the M.A Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Monday.

Resuming their second innings at 232/2, South Africa Women quickly found themselves on the back foot as India struck twice in quick succession, shaking their solid start.


IND-W vs SA-W Test: Deepti and Rana's stunning deliveries send Kapp and Tucker packing early on Day 4

The first breakthrough came when Deepti Sharma, with a cunning piece of bowling, trapped the experienced Marizanne Kapp dead in front of the stumps.

On the penultimate ball of the 99th over, Sharma bowled a skiddy off-break outside off, which spun sharply inwards. Kapp, who went too deep into the crease, missed the ball entirely and had to depart for 31 off 82 balls.

Just an over later, Sneh Rana, the star of the first innings with her eight-wicket haul, struck again. She dismissed Delmi Tucker for a three-ball duck with a full delivery outside off.


Tucker, attempting an aggressive drive, only managed to chip the ball off the toe end of the bat. Jemimah Rodrigues, stationed at cover, dived full length to grab the ball inches above the ground, completing a spectacular catch.


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Meanwhile, the momentum continued to shift in India Women’s favour as Rajeshwari Gayakwad removed the resilient South African captain, Laura Wolvaardt, who had anchored the innings with a well-fought 123. Gayakwad trapped Wolvaardt lbw, leaving South Africa Women languishing.

At Lunch on Day 4, South Africa Women are 302/5, trailing by 35 runs. Nadine de Klerk, batting on 15, and Sinalo Jafta, on 9, are at the crease, striving to surpass India's total and set a challenging target on a pitch that is becoming increasingly tricky to bat on.