Goswami sparkles as Indian eves make history
The Indian women's cricket won their first ever Test series in England with a five-wicket victory in the second Test.india Updated: Sep 02, 2006 19:09 IST
The Indian women's cricket team created history by winning their first ever Test series in England with a five-wicket victory in the second and final Test at Taunton on Friday.
India, chasing a target of 98 in 31 possible overs on the fourth and final day, started badly, losing Rumeli Dhar for four but Karuna Jain and Sulakshana Naik had a steady partnership.
Skipper Mithali Raj ensured she stayed till the end and saw her team through with two overs to spare to clinch the two-Test series 1-0.
The star performer for India, however, was seamer Jhulan Goswami who picked five wickets, a repeat her first innings performance, to bowl England out for 305 in their second innings.
England had closed the penultimate day at a strong 205 for two, following on after conceding a 208-run lead in the first essay.
The 10-wicket haul by Goswami, who bagged both the woman of the match and series awards, was the first ever by an Indian bowler.
She ended up with 15 wickets in two Tests and it was the third consecutive Test in which she had got the woman of the match award.