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Free Hit: The Story of Women’s Cricket in India by Suprita Das. Published in 2019 by Harper Sport, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, A-75, Sector 57, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201301; website: Pp: x + 260. Price: Rs 499. With a journalist’s eye for detail, Suprita Das (pictured) lucidly shows the journey of Indian women’s cricket. From the inaugural Test series against West Indies in 1976 to 2017 when India made it to the ICC (International Cricket Council) Women’s cricket World Cup final at Lord’s, the 41-year-old journey is revealed not just in facts and figures but through anecdotes and stories of......

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