A look at the career of Sneha Rana, who became India’s first female spinner to take 10 wickets in a Test match

Indian women’s cricket team’s all-rounder Sneh Rana has created history in the only Test match against South Africa. In fact, in this Test match played in Chennai, this off-spinner has taken a total of 10 wickets (10/188) in Tests. She has become the first Indian woman spinner to do so in a Test match.

The interesting thing is that Sneh took 8 wickets in the first innings and as soon as he took the second wicket in the second innings, he achieved this feat.

Affection after Jhulan Goswami

Let us tell you that, among Indian women bowlers, before Sneh Rana, only Jhulan Goswami had taken 10 or more wickets in a Test match. Former Indian legend Goswami had achieved the feat of taking 10 wickets for a total of 78 runs in the match played against England in Taunton in 2006. Goswami took 5 wickets each in both the innings. During that time, India defeated England.

Sneh Rana took 8 wickets during the first innings

Sneh Rana took 8 wickets for 77 runs during South Africa’s first innings. This is the second best performance by an Indian bowler. Before her, former Indian bowler Neetu David took 8 wickets for 53 runs against England women’s cricket team in 1995. In this list, Gargi Banerjee (6/9 vs NZ 1995) is third, Diana Edulji (6/64 vs AUS, 1984) is fourth and Shubhangi Kulkarni (6/99 vs AUS, 1977) is at number five.

Sneh Rana’s Test career

Talking about Sneh’s Test career, she started her career against England in the year 2021. She has played 4 Test matches so far, in which she has taken 23 wickets in 7 innings at an average of 20.95. Along with this, in batting, she has also scored 121 runs in 5 innings at an average of 30.25. In this, the innings of 80 not out has been the only half-century. She has also been out on zero once.

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