India vs England, 2nd Test: Deepti Sharma rang the bell at Lord’s on Day 4.

Deepti Sharma became the second Indian to ring the bell during this match.

Indian all-rounder Deepti Sharma rang the customary five-minute bell at Lord’s on Sunday ahead of the fourth day’s play between India and England. She has also become the first Indian women’s cricketer to ring the bell at Lord’s.

Before the start of play on Day 4 of the ongoing Lord’s Test between India and England, women’s all-rounder Deepti Sharma will be ringing the bell at the Home of Cricket to set the ball rolling. The 23-year-old Deepti has represented India in 61 ODIs, scoring 1541 runs at an average of 37.58 and picking 68 wickets. In 54 T20Is, she made 470 runs at an average of 20.43 and scalped 56 wickets.

The ringing of the bell during a Test match at Lord’s Cricket Ground by an international cricketer, the administrator is a tradition that started in 2007 and has been followed since then. Former Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Farokh Engineer had rung a five-minute bell before the start of the third day of the ongoing Test match.

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In June this year, Deepti made her Test debut against England at Bristol and made 54 runs in the second innings in the drawn match. Currently playing for London Spirit in The Hundred, Deepti has scored 77 runs in seven matches and claimed eight wickets.

Indian star to ring the bell.

The ringing of the bell during a Test match at Lord’s Cricket Ground by an international cricketer, the administrator is a tradition that started in 2007 and has been followed since then. Former Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Farokh Engineer had rung a five-minute bell before the start of the third day of the ongoing Test match.

Deepti became the second Indian to ring the bell during the ongoing Test match after former Indian wicket-keeper Farokh Engineer did the honors on day three. Former England all-rounder Enid Bakewell opened the proceedings on day one by ringing the bell. The ringing of the bell during a Test match at Lord’s Cricket Ground by an international cricketer or administrator is a tradition that started in 2007 and has been followed since then.

Former Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Farokh Engineer had rung a five-minute bell before the start of the third day of the ongoing Test match. Sir Andrew Strauss and children supported by the work of the Ruth Strauss Foundation rang the five-minute bell to commence Day Two, while former England women’s cricketer Enid Bakewell rang the bell on Day One.

Former England captain Andrew Strauss, along with children who had benefited from the work of the Ruth Strauss Foundation on ‘Red for Ruth’ day, rang the bell on the second day of the Test match.

Mohammed Siraj led India’s charge with a four-wicket haul to bundle out England for 391 in the first innings of the second Test. Skipper Joe Root was left unbeaten on 180 after James Anderson was dismissed on the final ball of day three. England took a lead by 27 runs with India set to start their second innings on Sunday (August 15) and the visitors will look to score as many runs as possible to get a result in their favor.

Meanwhile, both teams have been neck-to-neck in this contest so far and it would be interesting to see how the remaining game pans out. As far as the happenings of Day 3 are concerned, England resumed at their overnight score of 119/3. With the sun coming out and bowlers not getting a lot of assistance from the surface, the conditions were brilliant for batting.

Skipper Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow made optimum utilization of the opportunity, adding 121 runs for the fourth wicket. Bairstow eventually fell prey to Mohammed Siraj but not before scoring a well-compiled 57. India then forged a comeback and took wickets regularly. Root, however, was as solid as rock at one end as no Indian bowlers could pierce his defenses.

The England skipper eventually advanced to his 22nd Test ton as England went past India’s total. Root remained unbeaten at 180 and it would be interesting to see whether his efforts will prove fruitful or not. Meanwhile, Day 4 of the contest can well decide the fate of the game and both teams must put their best foot forward.

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