Deepti Sharma made her first Test half a century on the debut and helped India on the final day of the one-off Test in Bristol in the backlog against England Women.
The left hand got her 50 off 157 balls with a pull behind square for a single. She hit seven boundaries on her way to her half-century. At lunch, however, Sophie Ecclestone breaks out the 72 runs as she throws Deepti, who leaves for a 168-ball 54.
Deepti dropped anchor and forged a brilliant half-century stand with Punam Raut to keep England at a distance. The duel with their partnership helped India erase the backlog and take a slim six-run lead at Lunch on Day Four.
At a slow pitch, the duo applied themselves, with Deepti cautious with aggression and some beautiful drives on either side of the wicket.
When he resumed the day at 83/1, India, by 82 runs, lost Shafali Verma early when the opening column perished as he tried to dominate the English attack.
After Shafali Ecclestone knocked a maximum of the ground, she threw away her wicket.
The India opening batsman fell for a 63-ball 63 and again missed a chance to miss a century on his debut after missing the landmark by just four runs in the first innings.