Source: ECB

India Women v England Women Test match day one

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India Women finished on 410-7 against England on day one of the Test match at DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai.

Four India batters recorded half-centuries including debutants Jemimah Rodrigues and Satheesh Shubha as England’s bowlers fought hard on a batter-friendly pitch.

England started brightly as Lauren Bell and Kate Cross removed openers Smriti Mandhana and Shafali Verma but India regrouped with Rodrigues and Shubha batting for a partnership of 115.

Shubha fell for 69 and Rodrigues 68. Yastika Bhatia and captain Harmanpreet Kaur produced a 116-run partnership before the latter was run out for 49 by Danni Wyatt’s direct hit.

Deepti Sharma’s 60 thwarted a fightback from England’s bowlers.

Bell ended the day on 2-64 while Sophie Ecclestone, Charlie Dean and Nat Sciver-Brunt all took wickets, Heather Knight’s side taking two quick wickets on three separate occasions.

Play resumes at 9.30am local time tomorrow (Friday 15 December).

Thanks to the ECB