Deepti Sharma was right on the money hitting the stumps on the full when the English batswomen tried to steal a quick single which resulted in Katherine Brunt taking a long walk back to the pavilion. The hosts finished their innings with 228 runs on the board in spite of a strong start.
India pulled back England by restricting them to 228 after the hosts started strongly scoring 146-4 in 32.4 overs owing to some exceptional bowling by veteran Jhulan Goswami, who struck twice in the 32nd over to put India in a commanding position in the match. However, Katherine Brunt and Jenny Gunn seemed to rebuild the English innings and were comfortably succeeding in their task before a splendid effort from Deepti Sharma got India a big breakthrough putting the hosts under immense pressure.
However, Katherine Brunt and Jenny Gunn seemed to rebuild the English innings and were comfortably succeeding in their task before a splendid effort from Deepti Sharma got India a big breakthrough putting the hosts under immense pressure.
The incident in question happened on the final delivery of the 46th over when Gunn dabbed a Shikha Pandey delivery towards Sharma standing at short cover in an anticipation of taking a quick single. However, the 19-year old Sharma had other plans in her mind and quickly picked it up and easily got in the position to throw the ball at the stumps. Sharma's agility bought her enough time to get in a comfortable position to aim at the stumps and did it with ease hitting them at the full with Brunt nowhere in the picture. The hit helped India scalping their seventh wicket.
After the dismissal, master blaster Sachin Tendulkar couldn't help himself from reacting to the brilliant piece of fielding.
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