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India spinner Deepti Sharma was elated after picking up her maiden five-wicket haul against England women in the one-off Test. Deepti further revealed that Sophie Ecclestone's wicket was her favourite on Day 2 of the one-off Test against England on Friday at the DY Patil Sports Academy.

"I like Test cricket very much, you get a lot of time. You can express yourselves while batting and bowling, you get plenty of time. I was having fun while batting and while bowling. Was just waiting for my turn to roll my arm. I liked all my wickets, but Ecclestone's bowled dismissal was my favourite one. We tried to bowl in the right areas, we were having a discussion among ourselves and bowled according to our plans," Deepti told broadcasters.

India concluded the second day of the



one-off Test match against England with a 292-run lead after the first innings, owing to Deepti Sharma's outstanding performance of 5/7. Sophie Ecclestone, England's main spinner, took two of India's final three wickets to set the tone early in the day. After India was removed for 428, England wanted to extend the struggle with the bat, but they were unsuccessful.

India scored 429 runs in the first innings after electing to bat first, owing to fifties from four batsmen, notably Deepti's 113-ball 67. The women in blue continued to dominate the proceedings, dismissing England for a paltry 136 thanks to Deepti's outstanding 5/7. The only previous time an Indian player accomplished this feat was in 1985, when Shubangi Kulkarni scored 79 with the bat and picked 6/99 in a tie against New Zealand.
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