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Deepti Sharma, one of the most prominent members of the Indian women's cricket team, has made a tremendous impact on the field with her all-round abilities in the past few years, and now her name will be etched on the honours board of the Lord's Cricket Ground on Sunday.
It has now been confirmed by the Lord's Cricket Ground as well as the BCCI Women on their official Twitter handles that Deepti Sharma will be ringing the iconic bell at the 'Mecca' of Cricket, at Lord's, prior to the start of play on Day 4 of the ongoing second Test match between India & England.
Coming back to the Lord's Test match, Skipper Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow added 121 runs for the fourth-wicket stand before the latter was dismissed for 57. However, Joe Root soldiered on from one end even though his middle-order batsmen could not offer much assistance to the number 3 batsman. Root took the Indian bowlers to all parts of the ground for erring in line and length as he brought up his 22nd century in the longest format of the game.
He continued to put pressure on the bowlers even after breaching the three-figure mark as England successfully overhauled India's first innings total of 364. Joe Root was left stranded on 180 as he did not receive support from the tail-enders. Their innings came to an end at the score of 391 when the number 11 batsman James Anderson was castled by Mohammed Shami.
The hosts now enjoy a first-innings lead of 27 runs after the end of play on Day 3.
Virat Kohli & Co. would now be hoping to set a mammoth target for England as they look to go 1-0 up in the five-match series.