BCCI congratulates women's team on Test series win
Sep 2, 2006, 17:02 GMT
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Indian cricket board president Sharad Pawar Saturday congratulated the national women's team for its historic 1-0 Test series win in England.
'This was the first tour undertaken by the women's team after the merger with the BCCI and we hope the team does better in future,' Pawar said in a congratulatory message to captain Mithali Ran and her teammates.
Pacer Jhulan Goswami took a 10-wicket match haul to propel India to a five-wicket win over England in the second and the final Test in Taunton Friday.
Goswami bagged both the Woman of the Match and Woman of the Series awards for her fine performances.
Anjum Chopra and Ran were the other players who made crucial contributions to the win.
Chopra, however, fell two runs short of a century in the first innings, while Ran made 65.
The first Test had ended in a draw.
Earlier, England won the five-match one-day international series 4-0, while one match was washed out.
It was the team's first series after the Women's Cricket Association of India merged with the Board of Control for Cricket in India as per instructions of the International Cricket Council.
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